HOSAF, South Africa PET Project
Polymetrix AG (formerly a Buhler Group Company) and Chemtex (through its Affiliate Biochemtex) and HOSAF, A Division of P.G. Bison have entered into definitive agreements to increase the capacity of the HOSAF PET Resin plant at Jacobs, South Africa by about 88%. The project will utilize ‘state of the art’ INVISTA technology for melt phase polymerization and Polymetrix technology for solid state polycondensation.
Polymetrix and Chemtex will provide the technology package, design and equipment for the plant. This PET technology is commercially proven at large scale single line capacities and delivered through Chemtex to many major producers around the world.
The African region PET demand has been growing at a steady pace. This project will deliver high quality PET resin with enhanced plant economics and will position HOSAF as a highly competitive and premier provider of PET Resin in the growing regional market.
Hosaf is a local South African producer of PET resin since 1998. It currently produces 128,000 metric tons of finished product on an annual basis. This expansion will enable to Hosaf to increase its capacity to about 240,000 metric tons per annum. Currently Hosaf predominantly services the beverage industry especially CSD’s (Carbonated Soft Drinks) and bottled water. This expansion is scheduled to be completed by July 2017.
Polymetrix is a worldwide engineering group active in the design and construction of plants and equipment, with headquarters in Switzerland.
With its vast technological expertise and engineering know-how, Polymetrix is an international leader in PET decontamination and SSP plant engineering.
Chemtex is a global engineering and technology company wholly-owned by Italy’s M&G Chemicals. Chemtex specializes in delivering value-added project solutions for its clients in the polymer & fibers, chemicals, energy and environmental industries. The company benefits from over 60 years of success in process and technology development and has successfully delivered hundreds of projects worldwide.