Product Name PTA (Purified Terephthalic Acid)
HS Code 291736
Molecular Weight 166.13g/mol
Chemical Formula C8H6O4
Region/Countries for which Data is available
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand
  • Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece,
  • North America: United States and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
  • Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope Our services can be customized as per the requirements of the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after service delivery


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Purified Terephthalic Acid, also known as PTA, is a white solid that is mostly used as a commodity chemical. As a raw material, it is used to create high-performance, all-purpose plastics like polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT), and even some varieties of bioplastics.

Terephthalic acid is produced using p-Xylene as a feedstock. The Amoco method involves the oxidation of p-xylene in the presence of a cobalt-manganese-bromide catalyst, which yields terephthalic acid. The chemical formula of purified terephthalic acid is C8H6O4 and its molecular weight is 166.13 g/mol.

Purified Terephthalic Acid-producing countries are 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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