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Şişecam invests in new glass fibre plant in Turkey

A new glass fibre plant will have an annual production capacity of 70,000 metric tonnes, and is expected to become operational in 2018.

9th February 2017

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Istanbul

Construction, Industrial, Transport/​Aerospace, Civil Engineering

Prof Dr Ahmet Kırman, Vice Chairman and CEO of Şişecam Group. © Şişecam GroupŞişecam, a leading Turkish chemicals specialist, has approved a major investment of around EUR 100 million to build a new glass fibre plant in Turkey, which will have an annual production capacity of 70,000 metric tonnes, and is expected to become operational in the second half of 2018.

The Şişecam Glass Fibre business, originally Cam Elyaf Sanayii A.Ş., is now part of the Chemicals division of the Şişecam Group, and remains the sole manufacturer of glass fibres in Turkey from its existing glass fibre furnaces and production plant in Gebze, Kocaeli, located 65 km south east of Istanbul, supplying customers in 30 countries worldwide. 

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