Jul 2020
Polymers and Plastics

Terephthalic Acid (2020 Program)

This report discusses the process technologies and production economics for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) which is commercially produced by the oxidation of para-xylene with air followed by purification and recovery/recycle of catalysts and solvents.  Production economics for the United States, Middle East, and China are assessed and regional market analyses are also presented.