RUSSIA: Uhde Inventa-Fischer tapped to design polyester facility for Ivregionsynthes

The design of the plant will be based on Uhde's energy-efficient 2R polyester technology, which comprises the patented Espree and Discage reactors, and allows the production of superior high-quality polyester polymer.

A characteristic feature of the plant is that the polymer melt will be conveyed directly from the polycondensation unit to several downstream spinning lines where staple fibers will be produced.

Uhde Inventa-Fischer, which will undertake the project with Russian affiliate OOO Uhde, noted that the plant is designed for a fast and simple integration of its Flakes-to-Resin recycling technology and enables the use of up to 50 % recycled material without adversely affecting the high product quality.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 21 July 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)