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Purified Terephthalic Acid
PTA

Reliance Industries Limited, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation PTA India Private Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited are the major PTA producers in India. The installed PTA capacity in India has seen considerable growth, though production has not kept pace with increasing demand.

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PTA industry has witnessed astounding growth over the years. The installed capacity has now increased to 3,873 KTPA in 2013-2014, growing with a CAGR of 9.4%. It is expected to cross the 6 million metric tons per annum mark by 2017. The growing demand for PTA is fuelled primarily by its consumption in the textile industry as a substitute for cotton, as cotton's supply is limited.

Terephthalic acid is a widely used fibre intermediate and ranks 25th in the tonnage of all chemicals produced in the world. The primary use of PTA is as a raw material in the manufacture of high-performance multi-purpose plastics such as polybutyl terephthalate (PBT) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET). These in turn have a number of applications in textiles, packaging, furnishing, consumer goods, resins and coating industries.

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