UK firm to build LDPE plant in Pakistan

By an OGJ correspondent
KARACHI, Nov. 23 -- Trans Polymers Ltd. of the UK plans to construct a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Karachi with an initial investment of $480 million.

The plant will have an initial production capacity of 310,000 tonnes/year, which will be increased to 360,000 tonnes/year in the third year.

The construction, commissioning, and warranty test of the plant are expected to take 34 months. The project is expected to go into commercial production by fourth-quarter 2008.

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