MOSCOW (MRC) -- M&G Group, announces it has signed a Licensee Agreement with Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V. (Alpek) for IntegRex PTA technology, said the producer in its statement.
The technology will be used in the construction of M&G's previously announced 1,200,000 MT per annum PTA plant at Corpus Christi, Texas. M&G also announces today, Alpek has purchased for a price of USD350,000,000, a multiyear sourcing agreement covering rights to 400,000 MT of PET (made with 336,000 MT of integrated PTA) per year.
M&G will fully own and independently construct and operate both the PET and PTA plants, will use the vast majority of the plants' output - 600,000 MT of PET and 864,000 of PTA - to grow with its PET clients in North America and to captively source part of its other PTA requirements in North America.
Both the PTA plant and M&G's proprietary 1,000,000 MT per annum PET plant are expected to begin production in 2016.
Marco Ghisolfi, CEO of M&G stated, "Thanks to the unique and experienced world class engineering of Chemtex and Sinopec we will be the first to scale up IntegRex PTA technology to this level. It is through the combination of the up-scaled IntegRex PTA technology and the innovative M&G Easy-up PET Technology that we will be introducing at Corpus Christi the most efficient, state of art, PTA-PET plants in the Americas."
Alpek is the largest petrochemical company in Mexico and the second largest in Latin America. The company operates through two business segments: Polyester chain products (PTA, PET and polyester fibers), and Plastics and Chemicals products (PP, EPS, caprolactam, polyurethanes and other specialty and industrial chemicals). Alpek is a leading producer of PTA and PET worldwide, operates the largest expandable polystyrene plant in America and one of the largest polypropylene plants in North America. It is also the only producer of caprolactam in Mexico. In 2012, Alpek reported revenues of USD7,277 million and EBITDA of U.S. USD728 million. The company operates 20 plants in Mexico, USA and Argentina, and employs 4,700 people. Alpek is a publicly traded company listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange.
M&G Group is a family owned chemical engineering and manufacturing group headquartered in Tortona, Italy. M&G Group operates in the PET resin industry in the Americas through its wholly-owned holding company, Mossi & Ghisolfi International S.A. (M&G International). M&G International is presently a leading producer of PET resin for packaging applications in the Americas, with a production capacity in 2012 of approximately 1.6 million tons per year. Thanks to its proprietary Easy-up PET Technology M&G International currently owns the world's largest single line PET plants in Altamira, Mexico (single line of 490,000 MT/year nominal capacity) and Suape, Brazil (single line of 650,000 MT/year nominal capacity).