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Launch of Europe’s most advanced PX/PTA complex

PKN Orlen has launched Europe’s most advanced petrochemical complex for paraxylene and terephthalic acid production (PX/PTA).

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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.

Increasing prices on the PET market

PET prices in Europe accelerated upwards in February putting further pressure on the already squeezed margins of food and drink manufacturers.


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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.