The new plant is using Invista’s proprietary P7 PTA process technology along with the company’s proprietary R2R technology for production of benzoic acid as a co-product. On-Specification production was achieved on May 24, 2019.
Shanghai/China – Invista Performance Technologies (IPT); Sichuan Shengda Chemical New Material Co. (Sichuan Shengda) and Sichuan Energy Investment Chemical New Material Co. (Sichuan Energy) have announced the start-up of Sichuan Shengda’s purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant. On-Specification production was achieved on May 24, 2019.
This plant, located in Nanchong, Sichuan province, utilises Invista’s proprietary P7 PTA process technology, with a nameplate capacity of one million metric tonnes per year. This plant also uses Invista’s proprietary R2R technology for production of benzoic acid as co-product.
Mike Pickens, IPT President, commented, “I congratulate Sichuan Shengda and Sichuan Energy on the successful start-up. I am appreciative of the collaborative efforts of Sichuan Shengda, Sichuan Energy and the Invista commissioning team. With this start-up, IPT and our licensees have now successfully commissioned 7 PTA projects totaling over 11 million tonnes per annum capacity since 2015.”
Invista's latest PTA technology, including its latest P8 technology, is available as a license package from Invista Performance Technologies.