Wednesday, April 13, 2011

RIL starts projects to expand polyester capacity

Reliance Industries said on Wednesday it had started work on polyester projects in the country as it aims to consolidate its position as the world's largest integrated polyester producer.

Reliance plans to add over the next few years 2.3 million tonnes of capacity for making purified terephthalic acid at Dahej in Gujarat, and 395,000 tonnes of polyester filament yarn capacity at Silvassa, also in western India, it said in a statement.

The company also plans to add 540,000 tonnes of polyethylene terephthalate capacity at Dahej, it said.

Reliance operates in sectors including petrochemicals, refining, oil and gas exploration and retail.


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