IPT has a long and varied pedigree. Many of the professionals and technicians in this organisation worked for ICI and DuPont prior to the transition to INVISTA.

With a strong R&D and manufacturing background this team has revolutionised the polyester value chain.

Plant process design and project execution skills have been married with expert functional engineering and production know-how to produce a group of engineers with unparalleled expertise in the licensing of technology.

State-of-the-art R&D facilities in the UK possess the capability to mimic plant operations and provide data that help in the process of 

  • creating new product and process developments
  • engineering projects
  • supporting existing licensees
  • development of new science

Joining with the R&D teams from the other INVISTA businesses allows IPT to tap into a wealth of operations and other pilot plant research facilities to explore new feedstocks, additives and catalysts for our technologies. This network of facilities and people provides valuable insight allowing IPT to design the future.

IPT is staffed to meet the needs of its customers worldwide, to support their day-to-day operations and work to develop new technologies for all of IPT technology value chains in the future.
IPT offers to its clients a breadth and depth of services including:

Operational support

  • commissioning
  • maintenance
  • plant trials
  • manufacturing excellence
  • safety, health and environment


  • project management
  • specialist support for
    - vessels design and materials of construction
    - slurry and solids handling
    - instrument and electrical and process control systems
    - civil and construction


  • process chemistry and analytical development
  • product development
  • modelling
  • pilot plant facilities


  • economic modelling and feasibility studies
  • benchmarking
  • contract management
  • technology licensing