PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid) Price Chart, Historical and Forecast Analysis | Procurement Resource

Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA), a white solid, serves primarily as a commodity chemical in various industries. Its primary application lies in the production of versatile, high-performance plastics such as polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT), and certain types of bioplastics.

The manufacturing process of terephthalic acid involves utilizing p-Xylene as a key raw material. The Amoco method utilizes a cobalt-manganese-bromide catalyst to oxidize p-xylene, resulting in the production of terephthalic acid. Its chemical composition is represented by the formula C8H6O4, with a molecular weight of 166.13 g/mol.

Key producers of Purified Terephthalic Acid include China, Taiwan, South Korea, and India.

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Industrial Uses Impacting PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid) Price Trend:


The primary commercial applications of PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid) that are impacting its price trend are the manufacturing of polyester coating resin for the usage of coil coatings, automotive, industrial maintenance, and formulation in metals. It is also employed in adhesives, lubricants, paints, coatings, and polyester fibres.

Key Players:

  • Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
  • Alpek S.A.B. de C.V.
  • BP p.l.c.
  • Eastman Chemical Company

News and Events:

  • October 2022: A memorandum of understanding was signed by Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd, a company with Singaporean registration, committing the two parties to the delivery of ethylene produced from plastic waste. Later, through its subsidiary Prime Polymer Co., Ltd., a Mitsui Chemicals Group company, the company produced chemically recycled polyethylene made from plastic waste.

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