Polyester capacity utilization may top 100%

Global polyester and intermediates utilization rates will exceed 100% of nameplate capacity by 2007 if worldscale plants are not built, according to a study of polyester and paraxylene by Tecnon (UK) Ltd., London.In addition, new paraxylene capacity of 2.25 million tonnes/year-about five or six world scale plants-will be needed by 2007 to meet forecast demand growth, according to the report.Polyester, paraxyleneThe world average capacity utilization rate for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) is expected to approach 90% by the end of 2000. "PTA growth prospects are underpinned by its use as the preferred feedstock for polyester fiber, PET [polyethylene terephthalate] packaging resin, and, i...

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