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Wellman expands PET resin capacity.

An expansion of capacity at its Darlington, SC polyester fiber and resin production facility is planned by Wellman, Inc., Shrewsbury, NJ. The expansion, which will increase production at the facility by approximately 120 million pounds, or 55%, will take place during the first quarter of 1995. The additional capacity will be used to produce precursor bottle resin.

Wellman has also indicated that it will expand the upstream capacity at the plant to support the resin expansion, including the completion of a 400 million pound monomer unit. The total cost is projected at $32 million.

The company is already in the process of installing state-of-the-art solid-stating equipment at the facility, which will enable it to solid-state approximately 75 million pounds annually of current PET resin production. The equipment is expected on-line at the end of the year.
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Title Annotation:Nonwovens News; Wellman Inc.
Publication:Nonwovens Industry
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Feb 1, 1993
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