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Chemical, 2017-01-22, 01:10 PM

thyssenkrupp to build one of the world’s largest textile polyester lines for SASA in Turkey

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ subsidiary Uhde Inventa-Fischer is to build a PET plant for SASA Polyester Sanayi A.Ş in Adana, Turkey. The contract was signed in July 2016 and came into effect in December. With a planned capacity of 1,050 metric tons per day (380,000 tons per year), it will be one of the largest PET plants for textile applications worldwide. The product is used e.g. for clothing, home textile or technical applications, with direct melt feeding to four staple lines and one additional bicomponent fiber line.

The design of the polycondensation plant will be based on Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s proven, energy-efficient 2R polyester technology, which comprises the patented ESPREE® and DISCAGE® reactors. This enables the production of a 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 spinning lines where staple fibers will be produced.

Werner Steinauer, CEO of Uhde Inventa-Fischer: “At a capacity of 1,050 tons per day we have reached a project size that could make it economically viable for our customers tooperate their own PTA (purified terephthalic acid) plant. This provides potential for further process integration and optimization.”

Uhde Inventa-Fischer will handle the basic and detail engineering, provide technicalservices for erection, pre-commissioning and commissioning supervision, and deliver proprietary equipment and key components for the plant. Completion is planned for end of 2018.

About thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions:

The Industrial Solutions business area of thyssenkrupp is a leading partner for the engineering, construction and service of industrial plants and systems. Based on more than 200 years ofexperience we supply tailored, turnkey plants and components for customers in the chemical, fertilizer, cement, mining and steel industries. As a system partner to the automotive, aerospace and naval sectors we develop highly specialized solutions to meet the individual requirements of our customers. Around 19,000 employees at over 70 locations form a global network with a technology portfolio that guarantees maximum productivity and cost-efficiency.

About Uhde Inventa-Fischer:

Uhde Inventa-Fischer is a leading engineering company located in Berlin, Germany, and Domat/Ems, Switzerland. Its scope of services includes the development, engineering and construction of industrial plants for the production of polyester, polyamide and polylactic acid. The company has built more than 400 production plants throughout the world. Uhde Inventa-Fischer is part of the Industrial Solutions business area of thyssenkrupp and belongs to the Electrolysis and Polymers Technologies business unit.

About SASA:

SASA is one of the leading manufacturers for PET textile fibers, filament yarn and special polymers. Around 1,500 employees work at its company location in Adana, Turkey. SASA also operates its own R&D facilities.

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