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Ecopet restarted of PET production last weekend after a planned shutdown

February 12/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) - Ecopet, the largest producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in Russia and Eastern Europe, began to restart polyethylene terephthalate (PET) production after scheduled maintenances last weekend, according to ICIS-MRC Price Report.

The producer shut its facilities at a scheduled maintenance works on 20 January. The plant still does not ship PET chips for export, the current level of export prices was И840/tonne FCA Kaliningrad, excluding VAT.

Last October, the chemical laboratory of Ecopet JSC passed the accreditation procedure of a new technology for the production of its products. The approved accreditation area of the Ecopet chemical laboratory includes studies of high viscosity polyethylene terephthalate of the Ekopet trademark, terephthalic acid, isophthalic acid, ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, sewage, natural water.

It was previously reported that in May 2017, Alco-Nafta CJSC was reorganized into a joint-stock company, and from June 26, 2017 it was renamed Ecopet AO.

The company is based on the territory of the free economic zone of the Kaliningrad region. The plant's total PET production capacities are 220,000 tonnes per year. PET chips are produced under the EcoPet trademark and is used for the production of food packaging and PET bottles.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:APET-granulate, PET-granulate, PET bottles, PET films, PET preforms, Ekopet.
Category:General News
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