Charlotte, N.C.-based DAK Americas has announced it will increase production capacity by 55 million pounds per year (lbs/year) for polyester staple fiber (PSF) at its Cooper River Site near Charleston, S.C. Phase one of the expansion is expected to be complete sometime in March or April 2015; the timing for phase two of the project will be determined once phase one is complete. Once the total expansion is complete, DAK will have a total capacity of 500 million lbs/year for PSF in the NAFTA region.
“We are excited to be increasing the capacity of the facility to meet the needs of our customers,” said Jorge Young, president and CEO, DAK Americas. “The capacity will serve the growing U.S. fibers market.”