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Lotte Chemical UK orders MTR plant from Uhde Inventa-Fischer  

By Gerald Ondrey |

PTA (pure terephthalic acid) and PET (polyethylene terephthalate) producer Lotte Chemical UK Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of KP Chemical Corp. (Korea) and part of the Lotte group of companies, has commissioned Uhde Inventa-Fischer AG (Berlin, Germany and Domat/Ems, Switzerland; www.uhde-inventa-fischer.com) to build a plant for the production of high-quality PET. The new plant will have a production capacity of 200,000 metric tons (m.t.) per year and will be located at Lotte’s production facility at the Wilton International site, near to Middlesbrough in the northeast of England. Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s scope of supplies and services includes the basic and detail engineering, supply of all plant components and supervision of the construction and commissioning activities. The operating personnel will also be trained by Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s experienced specialists. Under the contract of Uhde Inventa-Fischer and Lotte, ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH (Dortmund, Germany; www.uhde.eu) and Uhde India will provide the civil and steel structure engineering. The Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s state-of-the-art, energy-efficient and patented Melt-to-Resin (MTR) technology will be applied for the production. The MTR process is based…
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