Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA)

A crucial element used to make polyester fibres and plastic bottles around the world

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As one of the key ingredients for manufacturing polyester fibres and bottle resin, Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) is one commodity that remains in high demand in all the key production hubs around the globe. By keeping track of market fundamentals, price trends and activity in the sectors influencing downstream demand, market participants can make the most of opportunities as they arise. But it’s vital to act quickly.

Access world-class commodity market intelligence to keep you on top of the multitude of changes, fluctuations and deals which impact prices on a daily basis. Our coverage includes accurate and timely price reporting, key events in the supply chain, plus analysis for global PTA markets. With extensive experience in chemical market intelligence, ICIS prices are the most used PTA benchmark for CFR China. The data is also relied on every day by decision-makers across the US, Europe and Asia.




We deliver in-depth reporting on the highly active Asia PTA market, plus coverage of the US and Europe. Our transparent methodology, weekly updates and expert analytics provide all the details you need to inform your PTA decisions and trade confidently.


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