By Eugene GerdenPosted 4 March 2011 9:47 am GMTMogilevkhimvolokno, one of Belarus's largest producers of polymers, is considering a €56m investment in a new line for production of PET at its facility at Mogilev, with 2014 set as a target for start-up.At present, the company has an annual production capacity of 80,000 tonnes of PET, which it supplies for bottle and fibre conversion. The launch of the new line is expected to increase production capacity at the plant to 140,000 tonnes a year.Currently, Mogilevkhimvolokno is said to be looking for an investor in order to raise the necessary funds.In addition to the new line, the company plans to modernise its existing polycondensation line and will install equipment for moulding of preforms.

David Newcorn  VP/Digital & Custom Media, GreenerPackage.comLocation: Chicago, IL, United States  Role: MediaYesterday at our Sustainable Packaging Symposium (SPS)in Chicago, something remarkable happened. You could feel a visceral shift in the fault lines surrounding the end-of-life recovery question for packaging. The debate over biodegradability vs. compostability that has characterized recent industry discourse was largely absent. Instead, it was replaced by a vigorous debate over recycling -- how to increase it, and who pays for it. I'll let my colleague Anne Marie Mohanreport on the particulars.