Terephthalic Acid Prices
Current Prices, Historical Series and Forecasts in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Terephthalic Acid prices in several countries, as follows:
About Terephthalic Acid. Terephthalic Acid (a.k.a. TPA) is an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, found as a white and crystalline powder. It is an important monomer in the production of high impact resistance, thermal stability and weather resistance resins such as the polyesters PET and PBT. It is mainly used to produce saturated polyesters, primarily PET (polyethylene terephthalate) followed by PBT (polybutylene terephthalate).
Chemical Formula. C6H4(COOH)2
Commercial Grades. PTA (pure grade); TPA (technical grade)
Uses. As previously mentioned, almost all Terephthalic Acid produced is used in the manufacture of saturated polyesters, mainly PET (polyethylene terephthalate) followed by PBT (polybutylene terephthalate). Only a small portion of the Terephthalic Acid is employed in the production of semiaromatic and aromatic polyamides, cyclohexanedimethanol, liquid crystal polymers, copolyester-ether elastomers, terephthaloyl chloride and plasticizers. Moreover, TPA has other applications, such as reagent for alkali in wool, additive to poultry feeds, and chemical intermediate for paints.
- p-Xylene + air (liquid-phase oxidation/hydrogenation)
- Dimethyl terephthalate (hydrolysis)
To know more about Terephthalic Acid production processes, click here.
Derivatives. Terephthalic Acid is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: cyclohexane-1,4-dicarboxylic acid; polyarylate, liquid-crystalline; poly (butylene-adipate terephthalate); poly (butylene terephthalate); poly(ethylene terephthalate); terephthaloyl chloride.
Methodology. The chemicals 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 Chemicals Pricing Data Methodology.
Access Free Samples
- More Recent Terephthalic Acid Prices
- Prices in Several Countries
- Immediate Access
Subscribe for Full Access
- Prices for Terephthalic Acid & Forecasts
- Downloadable Data (Excel Format)
- Customizable Charts
- Prices for 133 Other Chemicals