KARACHI (Aug. 1, 12:30 p.m. ET) – Karachi-based Novatex Ltd. recently started production of biaxially oriented PET film.
The plant uses orienting equipment from Lindauer Dornier GmbH of Lindeau, Germany. The plant commenced operations in June.
PET film is used for food packaging, plus in LCD/LED TV panels, solar panels, and industrial applications. The company estimates that consumption of BOPET in Pakistan is was more than 16,000 metric tons annually, and will grow to 20,000 metric tons following its availability locally.
Novatex has capacity to produce 31,000 metric tons annually with an 8.7-meter wide line.