Reliance’s polyester plant at Silvassa starts production
Energy and petrochemicals giant Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) today said that it had commissioned its new Polyester Filament Yarn (PFY) facility at Silvassa, the capital of the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
The entire production from this facility has been successfully placed in the domestic and international markets, a press release from the company said.
With the commissioning of this facility, Reliance’s total PFY capacity, including the Malaysian facilities, is in excess of 1.5 MMTPA, it said.
“This expansion further strengthens RIL’s position as the world’s largest producer of Polyester Fibre and Yarn,” it said.
The new PFY plant at Silvassa is the most automated and one of the most environment-friendly plants globally. It is co-located with RIL’s existing texturizing facility at Silvassa eliminating the packaging and logistics costs, the release said.
This, coupled with integration with PTA, will make the Silvassa facility amongst the lowest cost Polyester Filament Yarn producing sites globally.
“The commissioning of this facility marks the beginning of the mega petrochemical expansion of Reliance Industries Ltd,” the release added.