Dimethyl Terephthalate Prices
Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
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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. It began to be industrially produced in the end of the 1960s, due to the difficulty of purifying terephthalic acid to produce fibers.
Chemical Formula. C10H10O4
Commercial Grades. technical grade; polymer grade; and reagent grade.
Uses. Dimethyl Terephthalate is used mainly in the manufacture of plastics, resins, rubbers; as herbicide intermediate; and analytical chemistry reagent. It is also a component in paints, inks, and adhesives.
- Methanol + p-xilene (Witten process)
- Methanol + PET scrap (methanolysis)
To know more about Dimethyl Terephthalate production processes, click here.
Derivatives. 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol; polyamides; poly(butylene terephthalate); polyester carbonate; polyester resins; polyethylene terephthalate (PET); and terephthalic acid.
Methodology. The pricing data presented are, if not otherwise indicated, volume-weighted average transaction prices including contract and spot transactions in the locations specified. The information provided is obtained from gathering and refining of trade data officially reported for the respective countries (i.e., governmental agencies, institutions related to foreign trade and industry publications). For further details check our Methodology.
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