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thyssenkrupp Uhde to build a polyester textile plant for Yürek in Turkey

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ subsidiary Uhde Inventa-Fischer signed a contract to build a new world-scale polymer plant for Yürek Polimer A.S.in Bursa, Turkey. The plant is planned to produce 300 metric tons per day (108,000 tons per year) of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) for low viscosity applications. The PET melt produced by thyssenkrupp technology will then be converted into PET Chips, as well as pre-oriented yarn.

Werner Steinauer, CEO of Uhde Inventa-Fischer: “We are very proud that Yürek chose us to build another state-of-the art PET plant. Our 2R process offers many advantages compared to conventional technologies, such as reduced footprint, less CAPEX, optimized energy consumption and lower production costs.” 

Alim Yürek, Member of Board of Directors of Yürek Polimer A.Ş.: “We chose a well-proven technology which could be seamlessly integrated into the further production. With this PET investment, the Yürek group will become an integrated textile group.” 

Scope of delivery will be basic and detail engineering, the delivery of all necessary components as well as technical services regarding Supervision for Erection, Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning. 

Energy-efficient, integrated low viscosity PET plant

The design of the polycondensation plant will be based on Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s proprietary technology, which in this case enables the production of 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 lines.

About Yürek

Yürek is one of the leading manufacturers for twisted yarns, circular knitted and woven fabrics, as well as printing, dyeing and aftertreatment of those fabrics.

About Chemical & Process Technologies / thyssenkrupp Uhde

The thyssenkrupp Uhde business unit combines unique technological expertise and decades of global experience in the engineering, procurement, construction and service of chemical plants. We develop innovative processes and products for a more sustainable future and thus contribute to the long-term success of our customers in almost all areas of the chemical industry. Our portfolio includes leading technologies for the production of basic chemicals, fertilizers and polymers as well as complete value-chains for green hydrogen and sustainable chemicals.

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