Adding Value To Polyester Production

KTS adds value to customers’ operations by licensing a full range of technologies, starting with Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA), the preferred raw material for polyester production. Aerial oxidation of Paraxylene produces PTA. PTA is reacted with Mono Ethylene Glycol (MEG) to produce a polyester polymer, Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (PET).


Exploring Our Polyester Technologies

PTA Technology

KTS is a global leader in technology-based solutions for the PTA industry, providing ⅔ of all licensed capacity worldwide. We provide leading technology for the manufacture of PTA at a range of scales up to 1.6 million tonnes per annum single stream and 3.2 million tonnes per annum twin stream to meet your needs.

R2R Technology

Our R²R Technology can recover significant chemicals in plant residues streams reducing by-product waste and yielding valuable Benzoic Acid as a co-product from the PTA process.

Polymer Technology

KTS licenses polymerization technology, in collaboration with our engineering partner Chemtex Global, for the manufacture of PET polymer; up to 700 kilo tpa single stream for bottle resin and 390 kilo tpa single stream for polyester filament.

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