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May 18, 2015
Alpek’s (Monterrey, Mexico) first-quarter net income totaled $48 million, up 32% year-on-year (YOY), according to the latest company's results. Ebitda was up to $137 million from...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Alpeks-first-quarter-net-income-up-despite-lower-prices-due-to-higher-sales-volume_69844.html
April 14, 2015

Invista has launched P8, a new technology platform that reduces the cost of manufacturing purified terephthalic acid (PTA), a polyester precursor, by up to $40/m.t., says Invista.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Invista-launches-new-PTA-technology-platform_69414.html
April 13, 2015
The Directorate General of Anti-Dumping & Allied Duties (DGAD; New Dehli) has recommended levying antidumping duties on purified terephthalic acid (PTA) imports by India from South...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/India-recommends-antidumping-tariffs-on-PTA-from-South-Korea-and-Thailand_69359.html
March 31, 2015
Shaoxing Yuandong Petrochemical (Shaoxing, China) has stopped offering purified terephthalic acid (PTA) futures on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE; Zhengzhou, China), effective...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Chinese-producer-stops-offering-PTA-futures-on-commodity-exchange-due-to-suspected-bankruptcy_68688.html
March 31, 2015
Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian, China) has started up its third purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Dalian, Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) says. “The 2.2 million-m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Hengli-Petrochemical-starts-up-third-PTA-plant-at-Dalian_68770.html
March 25, 2015
Inodorama Ventures (Bangkok) is negotiating to buy Cepsa’s (Madrid) polyester manufacturing facilities at San Roque, Spain, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Reports-Indorama-Ventures-eyeing-Cepsas-PTA-PET-assets-in-Spain_68887.html
February 24, 2015
Alpek (Monterrey, Mexico) reported a net loss of $25 million during the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with a $9-million loss in the fourth quarter of 2013. The quarterly loss...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Alpeks-loss-widens-in-fourth-quarter-exits-Russian-JV_68051.html
February 20, 2015
Petkim (Aliaga, Turkey) is restarting its newly expanded purified terephthalic acid (PTA) unit at Aliaga. The project to increase PTA capacity at the site from 70,000 m.t./year to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Petkim-restarts-expanded-PTA-plant_67979.html
February 9, 2015
M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg) is pushing ahead with its purified terephthalic acid-polyethylene terephthalate (PTA-PET) project at Corpus Christi, TX, and the company plans to start...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/M-and-G-Chemicals-ahead-of-schedule-with-PTA-PET-project-in-US_67628.html
January 28, 2015
Cepsa Química (Madrid), a Cepsa subsidiary,  is mulling the sale of two of its petrochemical facilities, according to local press reports. One plant is near Cádiz...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Reports-Cepsa-considers-selling-some-PTA-and-other-assets_67237.html
January 22, 2015
China American Petrochemical Co. (Capco), a joint venture between BP and CPC Corp. (Taipei), has announced that it will decommission its five purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/BPs-Capco-JV-to-decommission-five-PTA-plants-in-Taiwan-close-site_67083.html
January 13, 2015
Artlant PTA (Sines, Portugal), the shares of which are partly owned by former polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat Llobregat, Spain), has once again...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Artlant-postpones-PTA-restart-to-September-Europe-remains-well-supplied_66798.html
January 7, 2015
Jacobs Engineering says that it has received a contract for basic and detailed engineering services to upgrade BP's purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production facilities at Geel...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Jacobs-awarded-contract-to-upgrade-BPs-PTA-plants-in-Belgium_66612.html
December 10, 2014
Sohar Port and Freezone (Sohar, Oman) has struck a deal with Oman International Petrochemical Industry Co. (Ompet; Muscat) for a facility that will manufacture purified terephthalic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Ompet-reaches-agreement-for-PTA-PET-project-in-Oman_66020.html
December 5, 2014
China's Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (CZCE; Zhengzhou) will launch evening trading from next week for products including purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and methanol. The new trading...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/China-commodity-exchange-launches-evening-trading-hours-for-PTA-methanol_65927.html
November 21, 2014
Petkim (Aliaga, Turkey) has completed a $144-million ethylene capacity expansion at its Aliaga site, the company has announced. The facility’s output capacity has increased by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Petkim-completes-ethylene-expansion-at-Turkish-site_65625.html
November 18, 2014
BP announced today that it plans to invest more than $200 million to upgrade its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants at Cooper River, SC; and Geel, Belgium. The investments will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/BP-to-invest-$200-million-at-PTA-plants-in-US-Belgium_65479.html
November 13, 2014
M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mossi Ghisolfi Group (Tortona, Italy), has signed an agreement to issue $300 million in new equity to private equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Private-equity-firm-TPG-acquires-minority-stake-in-M-and-G-Chemicals-via-capital-increase_65363.html
November 5, 2014
Artlant PTA, a producer of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) at Sines, Portugal, plans to restart production at its 700,000 m.t./year plant following discussions with creditors, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/Artlant-plans-to-restart-PTA-plant-in-Portugal_65157.html
October 24, 2014
Para-xylene (p-xylene) spot prices have come off significantly in Europe this month as p-xylene spot prices have dropped in Asia on the back of a significant fall in energy markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/terephthalic_acid/P-xylene-prices-fall-in-Europe-on-the-back-of-softer-Asian-prices-weaker-energy-markets_64788.html
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