According to industry sources, the capacity of polyester filament yarn (PFY) is being doubled from the existing 3.2 lakh tonne annually, while the capacity of polyester staple fibre (PSF) is being doubled from the present 2.3 lakh tonne per annum. The expansions would be carried out at the companys Hazira and Patalganga complexes.
The company produces an additional 0.4 million tonne of yarn and fibre by its associated companies. With this, the total capacity stands at 1.5 million tonne per annum.
RIL is the largest manufacturer of PSF, PFY and polyethylene terepthalate with a market share of 54 per cent. In the first half of last year (2003-04), RILs polyester production volume increased 11 per cent to 4.64 lakh tonne, which was higher than the growth rates in the industry. However, the demand for these products was marginally higher at 7.53 lakh tonne during that six month period.