Purified terephthalic acid (PTA)

Purified terephthalic acid (PTA) is the main raw material for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyester fibers, and is produced by oxidizing paraxylene. Some of the most common uses of PET include food, beverage, and consumer good packaging. Polyester fibers are used mainly in rugs, clothing, furniture and industrial applications, as well as other consumer products.

Grupo Petrotemex operates Alpek’s PTA production capacity. You can read more about Grupo Petromex at our company or at www.petrotemex.com.

PTA is the main raw material for PET and polyester fibers