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BASF’s PTMEG moves highlight growing spandex demand in China

August 12, 2013 | —Clay Boswell

(This story has been corrected. An earlier version published on 12 August stated that a joint venture between Invista and Chongqing Jianfeng Industrial Group is building a 46,000-m.t./year PTMEG plant in China. In fact, Invista is only licensor of the production technology that will be employed. We regret the error.) Spandex production in the United States is on the wane, but demand for feedstock polytetramethylene ether glycol (PTMEG) continues to grow in line with the downstream markets for nonfiber polyurethane (PU) elastomers and copolyester-ether...

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