PKN Orlen has launched Europe’s most advanced petrochemical complex for paraxylene and terephthalic acid production (PX/PTA).
Pure terephthalic acid (PTA)
Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) and China Prosperity (Jiangyin) Petrochemical Co., Ltd (China Prosperity) are delighted to announce the successful start-up of China Prosperity’s 600,000 tonnes per annum PTA plant. The PTA plant utilizes Invista’s market leading PTA process technology, provided to China Prosperity under a license agreement.
PET prices in Europe accelerated upwards in February putting further pressure on the already squeezed margins of food and drink manufacturers.
In Wloclawek (Poland) the Presidents of PKN Orlen, Polimex-Mostostal and the City of Wloclawek together with representatives of Mitsubishi Chemical officially commenced the construction of a purified terephthalic acid plant (PTA). The installation, with an annual production capacity of 600,000 tonnes, will be operating on the premises of PKN Orlen adjacent to Anwil Wloclawek.