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Dimethyl Terephthalate
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Dimethyl Terephthalate
Dimethyl Terephthalate
Dimethyl Terephthalate
C10H10O4

About Dimethyl Terephthalate. Dimethyl Terephthalate (a.k.a. DMT) is an organic compound, in the aromatic ester class, specifically classified as a diester. It is a white salt, with faint ester odor, insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic solvents. The main production processes of Dimethyl Terephthalate is the oxidation of p-xylene to terephtalic acid followed by a reaction with methanol. It began to be industrially produced in the end of the 1960s, due to the difficulty of purifying terephthalic acid to produce fibers.

Dimethyl Terephthalate Handling. Dimethyl Terephthalate is classified as flammable (flash point at 154°C), so it must be transported and stored away from heat, sparks, flame, or other sources of ignition. It is considered nontoxic and it is also not highly reactive. No other special measures must be taken in transportation or storage, besides common-sense for good housekeeping. Dimethyl Terephthalate is stored molten in insulated heated tanks. It is transported molten in insulated tank trucks or rail tank cars, with capacities up to 90 ton, or solid as briquettes and flakes, being shipped in 1 ton or 25 kg bags.

Dimethyl Terephthalate Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Dimethyl Terephthalate are listed below.

  • Methanol + p-xylene (Witten process),
  • Methanol + PET scrap (methanolysis)

Dimethyl Terephthalate Uses. The uses and applications of Dimethyl Terephthalate may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Dimethyl Terephthalate are technical grade, reagent grade (98%), and pure or synthesis grade (99% minimum purity).

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Data Legend. The chart above shows Dimethyl Terephthalate price assessments in USA Dollar per metric ton (USD/mt) in 4 locations, as follows:

  • Dimethyl Terephthalate, US (United States): Dimethyl Terephthalate, import transaction price, cif, United States (netforward from fob South Korea)
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  • Dimethyl Terephthalate, CN (China): Dimethyl Terephthalate, import transaction price, cif, China
  • Dimethyl Terephthalate, NEA (Northeast Asia): Dimethyl Terephthalate, export transaction price, fob, South Korea

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Dimethyl Terephthalate Price Outlook. The price of Dimethyl Terephthalate (United States) increased during April 2019 to 1,220 USD per metric ton, which represents a slight rise of 2% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, the prices of Dimethyl Terephthalate (United States) increased modestly by 3%. Meanwhile, the average price of Dimethyl Terephthalate (China) amounted to 1,030 USD per metric ton, from 1,070 USD per metric ton one year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, the price of Dimethyl Terephthalate (China) is 4% higher than the price one month before.

The price of Dimethyl Terephthalate (Europe) declined slightly throughout April 2019, reaching 1,040 USD per metric ton.  The price is 1% lower than the average price in the previous month and 6% higher than the average price one year before. In contrast, the prices of Dimethyl Terephthalate (Northeast Asia) increased during April 2019, reaching 1,100 USD per metric ton, which means a rise of 7% from the previous month’s price and a decline of 0.9% from the previous year’s price. 

About Dimethyl Terephthalate. Dimethyl Terephthalate (a.k.a. DMT) is an organic compound, in the aromatic ester class, specifically classified as a diester. It is a white salt, with faint ester odor, insoluble in water, but soluble in most organic solvents. The main production processes of Dimethyl Terephthalate is the oxidation of p-xylene to terephtalic acid followed by a reaction with methanol. It began to be industrially produced in the end of the 1960s, due to the difficulty of purifying terephthalic acid to produce fibers.

Dimethyl Terephthalate Handling. Dimethyl Terephthalate is classified as flammable (flash point at 154°C), so it must be transported and stored away from heat, sparks, flame, or other sources of ignition. It is considered nontoxic and it is also not highly reactive. No other special measures must be taken in transportation or storage, besides common-sense for good housekeeping. Dimethyl Terephthalate is stored molten in insulated heated tanks. It is transported molten in insulated tank trucks or rail tank cars, with capacities up to 90 ton, or solid as briquettes and flakes, being shipped in 1 ton or 25 kg bags.

Dimethyl Terephthalate Production. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Dimethyl Terephthalate are listed below.

  • Methanol + p-xylene (Witten process),
  • Methanol + PET scrap (methanolysis)

Dimethyl Terephthalate Uses. The uses and applications of Dimethyl Terephthalate may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Dimethyl Terephthalate are technical grade, reagent grade (98%), and pure or synthesis grade (99% minimum purity).

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