Production Cost Report

Terephthalic Acid Production Cost Reports

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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).

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Terephthalic Acid production. Each study describes an industrial plant, including main process units and site infrastructure, and presents an independent analysis of capital and operating costs. All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q2 2019).

You can find below reports focused on Terephthalic Acid production processes available in report subscriptions offered by Intratec.

Terephthalic Acid Production from p-Xylene - Cost Analysis | TPA E12A

This study presents the economics of Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) production using p-xylene as the process feedstock. The study approaches the construction of a plant in the USA employing a conventional catalytic oxidation process. In this process, Crude Terephthalic Acid (CTA) intermediate is dried and then sent to additional purification steps to obtain PTA as the final product.

Analysis: 700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages

Terephthalic Acid Production from p-Xylene - Cost Analysis | TPA E13A

This assessment also presents the economics of Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) production from p-xylene. The economic analysis is also based in a plant located in the USA. However, differently from the report "TPA E12A", the process examined in this report is similar to BP X Technology. In this process, drying and storage of the CTA intermediate is not necessary. The CTA wet cake is directly subjected to a hydrogenation step and PTA is obtained as the final product.

Analysis: 700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q2 2019   |   106 pages