SASA Polyester reported that the Purified Terephthalic Acid and fiber plants will be launched both in the middle and the last months of this year.
SASA Polyester, operating in Adana, one of the cities affected by the earthquakes centered on Kahramanmaraş, will realize one of Turkey’s most important industrial facilities in recent years, including the production of Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA), the raw material of fiber and polyester, with the investments made within Erdemoğlu Holding.
İbrahim Erdemoğlu, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Erdemoğlu Holding, said that they temporarily closed the DMT plant for 3 months as a precautionary measure because they deemed it risky after the earthquake.
Stating that other investments were extended for 1-2 months, Erdemoğlu reported that the deficit was closed as a result of the hard struggle.
Two new facilities
Emphasizing that they continue their plans as they are, Erdemoğlu said: “We have never postponed or postponed our plans in any way related to the earthquake. Our annual 1 million 750 thousand tons of PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid) plant, whose investment continues in the fastest way, will be operational in the 6th month. Our friends are working hard. I can even say this. Even now, 9 thousand people are working day and night to complete the assembly quickly.
In addition to this, we have a second additional fiber plant of about 450 thousand tons. This will be operational at the end of the year. Likewise, we have a new chips plant of 350 thousand tons. The investment is ongoing. We plan to put it into operation at the end of this year or in the first quarter of next year. There are no setbacks.”