Technology Description

INVISTA is a global leader in technology-based solutions for the PTA industry. The company licenses process technology, operates world-class R&D facilities and possess a unique range of PTA-focused scientific, engineering and manufacturing skills. With over 18 million annual tonnes of terephthalic acid capacity licensed by INVISTA around the world, INVISTA has the knowledge and experience that can make a significant difference to your business.

Advanced PTA technology from INVISTA provides its licensees with:

  • Competitive capital and operating costs per tonne of product when compared to any other PTA technology commercially available
  • Minimal environmental impact
  • Safety built-in throughout the design
  • Exceptional PTA product quality standards that are recognised throughout the polyester industry and suitable for every application of fibre, bottle resin and film
  • Strong track record of reliable plant start-ups and quickly achieving rated operating capacities
INVISTA offers its most advanced PTA technology available to license. Our philosophy of single stream design leads to world-class capital productivity without any compromise on quality or operability.

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INVISTA offers a range of plant capacities and configurations to suit our customer’s needs.  Capacities for our single stream offering range from 600 kte/annum up to a world leading 1.2 million tonnes per annum, whilst the twin stream design has capacities ranging from 1.5 to 2.2 million tonnes per annum.

Key Features

Whatever capacity a licensee chooses they are assured of state of the art process intensification with superior energy integration and optimised process chemistry.

INVISTA has extended the boundaries of PTA technology by combining state of the art process intensification with superior energy integration.  We have optimised the layout of the plant so that our large capacity units occupy the minimum area of land. The many advantages include:

  • excellent reliability
  • ease of operation
  • low variable cost
  • high capacity single stream design
  • a novel and simple process
  • rapid project execution
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