Petrotahlil - INVISTA’s technology and licensing group, INVISTA Performance Technologies (IPT) and Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Co. (Hengli) have announced that Hengli’s 4th purified terephthalic acid (PTA) line has reached its full production rate.
This PTA line of 2.5 million tpy capacity, located on Changxing Island, Dalian City, China, utilises INVISTA’s P8 PTA technology with strong variable cost, capital productivity and environmental performance, came online on 8 January 2020. This PTA line also produces benzoic acid as co-product, through INVISTA’s proprietary R2R technology.
Mike Pickens, IPT President, commented, “I congratulate Hengli on the successful operation of its PTA Line 4. Both Hengli and INVISTA teams have demonstrated extraordinary commitment under difficult circumstances. The successful start-up of Hengli’s fourth line yet again demonstrates INVISTA’s capability in technology transfer in the global PTA market.”
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Source : Hydrocarbon Engineering