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Invista deploys new technology in China

Started in record time in December 2017, the plant is now consistently operating at 100% design rate.

25th May 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Shanghai

Clothing/​Footwear, Packaging

Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) has announced the success of its latest P8 PTA technology deployed at the Jiaxing Petrochemical’s second PTA line. Started in record time in December 2017, the plant is now consistently operating at 100% design rate. According to the company, this firmly establishes Jiaxing Petrochemical’s second PTA line as the leader in terms of raw material and utility consumptions.

“It is a proud moment for IPT, seeing our P8 PTA technology demonstrate the productivity and variable cost performance that we promised to the market and our loyal customer, Jiaxing. This would not have been possible without the excellent teamwork and meticulous efforts put in by Jiaxing Petrochemicals and IPT teams,” commented Mike Pickens, President of Invista Performance Technologies.

Mike Pickens, president of INVISTA Performance Technologies (left) and Mr Xu, president at Tongkun Group shake hands at the ceremony. © Invista

Mr Xu, President of Tongkun Group, is appreciative of the performance of Jiaxing Petrochemical’s second PTA line. “The second PTA line is running well, and we look forward to continued support from Invista for further optimisation of the plant,” he said.

This represents yet another major achievement by IPT in the innovative development and successful deployment of industry leading PTA technologies aimed at creating competitive advantage for the customers, the company reports. Invista’s latest P8 PTA technology is available as a licence package from Invista Performance Technologies.

A night view of Jiaxing Petrochemical ‘s second PTA line. © Invista

Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) is an organic compound, used principally as a precursor to the polyester PET, used to make clothing and plastic bottles.


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