Zimmer To Build Polyester Plant In India

Germany-based Zimmer AG and India-based Lurgi India, have been commissioned by the Indian South
Asian Petrochem Ltd. (ASPET) to supply and construct a polyester plant in Haldia, West Bengal.The
plant comprises a continuous polyester polycondensation unit and a solid-state polycondensation
unit to produce 400 tons of PET granulate per day. The total investment is approximately EUR 110
million, and the plant is due to go on-line in 2003.Zimmer will provide the technology, engineering
and equipment for the production plants, while Lurgi India will supply all ancillary facilities,
including engineering, for the erection of the complete plant.

May 2001