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Pure Terephthalic Acid (PTA)

Shamama Jaffery
(Marketing & Sales)
Tel +92 322-8219714

Terephthalic acid is the organic compound with formula C6H4(COOH)2. This colorless solid is a commodity chemical, used principally as a precursor to the polyester PET, used to make clothing and plastic bottles. Several million tones are produced annually.


Polyester fibers based on PTA provide easy fabric care, both alone and in blends with natural and other synthetic fibers. Polyester films are used widely in audio and video recording tapes, data storage tapes, photographic films, labels and other sheet material requiring both dimensional stability and toughness. PTA derivative, polyethylene terephthalate, (PET) has become the primary container resin for applications such as carbonated beverage bottles, while other polyterephthalates provide dimensional stability, good heat resistance and durability for engineering applications. Terephthalic acid is also used in the paint as a carrier. It is used in the pharmaceutical industry as a raw material for certain drugs. In addition to these end uses, Terephthalic acid based polyesters and polyamides are also used in hot melt adhesives. PTA is an important raw material for lower molecular weight saturated polyesters for powder and water-soluble coatings.


1000kg Jumbo bags.