By Jaroslaw Adamowski
Urgut, Uzbekistan — Derkim Polyurethane Urgut, a Turkish-Uzbek joint venture, has unveiled plans to open a new PU production facility in Urgut, 350 km (190 m) southwest of Tashkent.
According to local news website, UzDaily.uz, the factory will have of 15,000 tonne/year capacity . As part of the investment, Derkim Polyurethane Urgut is to create more than 65 new jobs, according to information obtained by local news site UzDaily.uz.
The plant is to be located in an Uzbek free economic zone, ensuring preferential tax treatment for the joint venture.
‘In the second part of this year, the joint Uzbek-Turkish company… is to launch production of polyurethane,’ said Gayat Abdurahmatov, the deputy director of the Urgut free economic zone.
The joint venture’s Turkish partner, Derkim Poliuretan, is an Istanbul-based company that distributes and produces PU systems for a number of industries, including the construction, packaging, energy, footwear and other sectors.
In addition to Istanbul, the company operates facilities in Izmir and Gaziantep, both in Turkey, according to data from Derkim Poliuretan. The firm says it has produced PU since 2014.