TURKEY: Petkim plans investments in 2014 to boost ethylene, PTA capacity

Specifically, ethylene production capacity will be increased to 587,000 t/y from a current capacity of 520,000 t/y, and PTA capacity will rise to 105,000 t/y from 70,000 t/y. The expansion projects will boost Petkim's total capacity to 3.6-million t/y.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 27 Jan 2014

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)