Polyester Value Chain

Polyester Value Chain

IPT offers a range of technologies available for licensing for the polyester value chain. The preferred raw material for polyester production is Purified Terephthalic Acid or PTA. IPT provides leading technology for the manufacture of PTA at a range of scales up to 1.6 million tpa single stream and 3.2 million tpa twin stream to meet the needs of our customers.

PTA is reacted with Mono Ethylene Glycol (“MEG”) to produce a polyester polymer, Poly Ethylene Terephthalate or PET. IPT licenses polymerization technology at scales up to 1700 tpd, in collaboration with our engineering partner Chemtex International, for the manufacture of PET polymer. PET polymer manufactured using IPT technology can be used for any polyester application ranging from container resin applications to polyester staple fibre and filament yarn production.

IPT and Chemtex also provide a unique technology for the manufacture of staple fibre.

These leading technologies form the basis of IPT’s technology licensing portfolio for the polyester value chain. Please click on the associated navigation for more information.