Korea: Major order for Kreyenborg, BKG and Witte to provide equipment for a new PET plant

Recently the KREYENBORG GmbH and the Bruckmann & Kreyenborg GmbH (BKG), (both belonging to the Kreyenborg Group, Münster, Westphalia) together with their partner company WITTE Pumps & Technology GmbH (Uetersen); were able to win a major contract from the South Korean concern, Hyosung.

The challenge is to provide equipment for a new PET plant in Ulsan, South Korea. The plant will be producing 150,000 tons of PET chips annually for use in polyester fiber production.

The equipment consists of melt filters from KREYENBORG, underwater pelletizing systems from BKG together with one discharge pump and several booster pumps manufactured by WITTE. Crucial to Hyosung's decision in choosing these vendors as partners was primarily the complete package concept, supported by the vendors numerous references in the field of PET polymerization, say the partners in a common press release.

The commissioning of the equipment is scheduled for the second quarter in 2011.