New PTA-Plant in India Reliance Commissions 1150 KTA PTA Plant at Dahej
Reliance Industries (RIL) has announced the successful commissioning of its new Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) plant at Dahej, Gujarat. The plant with a capacity of 1150 KTA is built with Invista technology.
Mumbai/India – This state-of-the-art facility is highly energy efficient and environment friendly. With the commissioning of this plant, Reliance’s total PTA capacity will increase to 3.2 MMTPA and global capacity share to 4 per cent.
Paraxylene, the key feedstock for the PTA plant is sourced from Reliance’s Jamnagar refinery. The PTA plant is also forward integrated with a 650 KTA PET plant in the same complex. The integrated operation will help in lower operating cost and capture full chain margins. Another PTA plant of similar capacity is under construction at the same location. With these capacities, Reliance will be placed among the top five PTA manufacturers globally.
India is the second largest producer of polyester with estimated production of 5.4 MMTPA. The Indian polyester market is growing at 8-10 per cent annually. The Indian market is currently deficit in PTA by over 1.5 MMTPA. The start-up of the new PTA plant at Dahej will take India closer to self-sufficiency in PTA, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Make in India.’