MOSCOW (MRC) -- Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has taken off-stream its No. 2 purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit in Hazira, reported Apic-online.
A Polymerupdate source in India informed that the company has recently shut the unit for a maintenance turnaround. The unit is expected to remain off-line for around 15 days.
Located in Hazira, Gujarat in India, the No. 2 PTA unit has a production capacity of 510,000 mt/year.
As MRC informed earlier, in April 2015, RIL successfully put into operation two plants in Dahej, Gujarat, India. The first is a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin plant, which consists of two lines with a combined manufacturing capacity of 650 KTA. This is one of the largest bottle-grade PET resin capacity at a single location globally, and consolidates Reliance’s position as a leading PET resin producer with a global capacity of 1.15 MMTPA. PET resin from the new capacity would find application in packaging for water, carbonated soft drinks, pharmaceuticals and other food and beverages.
The second facility is a new PTA plant that provides a capacity of 1,150 KTA. With the commissioning of this plant, also built with Invista technology, Reliance’s total PTA capacity will increase to 3.2 MMTPA, and its global capacity share will rise to 4%.
Reliance Industries is one of the world's largest producers of polymers. The company's polymer production in 2010-11 (polypropylene, polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride) made 4,094 kilo tonnes.