Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) is an organic compound that is the main raw material for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and for polyester fibers.
Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA)product description
PET is widely used in today’s consumer goods and goods packaging and is found in everything from plastic water bottles and food containers to clothing, home furnishings, and automotive production.
Alpek Polyester www.alpekpolyester.com
Polyester value chain
As part of the Polyester value chain, we manufacture Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) by oxidizing Paraxylene (Px). From there we make Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) by combining PTA with Monoethylene Glycol (MEG). Finally we transform recovered PET bales into recycled PET (rPET) flake and pellet.