World Analysis – PTA / DMT and Isophthalic Acid


Executive Overview

Strategic Issues

  • Capacity overbuild will lead to rationalization
  • PTA demand growth will be driven by polyester production though recycling will continue to grow
  • Global profitability is expected to be limited

North America

South America


CIS & Baltic States


Middle East

Indian Subcontinent

Mainland China

Other Northeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Production Process Overview

  • Purified Terephthalic Acid
  • Dimethyl Terephthalate
    – Introduction
    – Oxidation
    – Esterification
    – Crystallization, Centrifugation, Washing, Remelt

Production Process Economics

  • Explanatory Notes
  • Terephthalic Acid
  • Dimethyl Terephthalate

Price Forecast

  • Methodology
  • North America
  • West Europe
  • Asia
  • Price Forecast Tables

Supply/Demand Forecast Methodology


Duncan Clark

Ashish Pujari

Marcelo Wasem

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