Turkey: Production of Polymers Thyssenkrupp to Build World-Scale Polymer Plants in Turkey

Editor: Alexander Stark

Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ subsidiary Uhde Inventa-Fischer has been awarded a contract to build two new world-scale polymer plants for Sasa Polyester Sanayi in Adana, Turkey.

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Sample image of Thyssenkrupp building a Propylen processing plant.
Sample image of Thyssenkrupp building a Propylen processing plant.
(Source: Thyssenkrupp)

Hagen/Germany — One plant is planned to produce 1,050 tons per day (380,000 tons per year) of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) for low-viscosity applications. The second plant will use Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s proprietary patented MTR technology to produce 216,000 tons per year of resin for the production of PET bottles. Both new plants are among the largest single-line production plants for their respective products. Uhde Inventa-Fischer was already contracted to build one of the largest polyester lines last year.

The scope of delivery for both projects will include basic and detail engineering, the delivery of all necessary components, and technical services for erection, pre-commissioning and commissioning supervision.

The MTR process is based on Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s proprietary 2-reactor technology, which uses the patented Espree and Discage reactors to obtain the desired high melt viscosities.

Integrated Low-Viscosity PET Plant

The design of the polycondensation plant will be based on the same proprietary technology, which in this case enables 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 plant to several downstream lines.

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