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Petropar production increases.

Two new polypropylene spunbonded nonwoven facilities will be installed in the Far East by Brazilian manufacturer Petropar. Each project is estimated to require a $10 million investment. No locations have been selected but initial production capacity is set at 8000 tons per year with full operation forecast for the second half of 1993.

Production has also started at Atlas Corp., Mooresville, NC, a subsidiary of Petropar. The spunbonded polypropylene nonwoven line began production in May, with nominal capacity set at 5500 tons per year. The $10 million investment will serve the U.S. tablecloth, shoe, luggage and suitcase lining markets.

In a Brazilian expansion, Petropar will inaugurate the Fitesa facility, Gravatai City, Rio Grande do Sul, in October. The capacity expansion reflects an increase in the company's polypropylene spunbonded capacity of 8000 tons per year.
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Title Annotation:Petroleos Paraguayos plans two spunbonded polypropylene production facilities in Far East
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jun 1, 1992
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