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World Analysis - PTA/DMT

IHS Chemical World Analysis – Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) and Dimethyl Terephthalate (DMT) is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for PTA & DMT supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast). Clients receive detailed data on PTA & DMT in 10 geographic regions with ten-year market forecasts.

The global terephthalic acid (TPA, or PTA in its purified form) and dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) markets are primarily the upstream raw materials for the downstream polyethylene terephthalate (commonly referred to as PET or polyester) fiber - the largest demand segment - and PET packaging resin markets. PTA has lower capital costs and better manufacturing economics than DMT and therefore is the preferred feedstock for nearly all terephthalates applications. A wave of PTA capacity additions through 2015 - the majority located in China - will significantly lower global utilization rates and cause rationalizations of less efficient production, primarily in more mature markets. The very large output gap is forecast to close only slowly by the end of the decade keeping pressure on prices and margins over the next several years.

IHS Chemical World Analysis - PTA & DMT examines historical trends and long term projections for supply/demand, production, capacity, and trade of the global PTA & DMT industry over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast).

Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - PTA & DMT is 12-month's access to IHS Chemical's online capacity and supply/demand databases, with updates to the capacity database as they occur and one update to the supply/demand database. The study's conclusions, with text and graphs, are provided online; as are the Excel files for the supply/demand flat file and the regional supply/demand graphs.

A partial list of PTA & DMT derivatives covered includes:

  • Polyester Polycondensation
  • Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)
  • Polytrimethylene Terephthalate (PTT)

Concepts covered:

  • World, regional and country-by-country analysis of market structure, strategic issues and emerging trends over an 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast)
  • Supply/demand balances for PTA & DMT for each country, plus extensive regional summaries
  • Production capacities of all PTA & DMT producers, by company and location, both historical and planned for the future
  • Production capacities of major PTA & DMT derivatives
  • Trade grids for PTA & DMT

Purchase of IHS Chemical World Analysis - PTA/DMT includes :

  • 12-Month Access to IHS Chemical's Capacity Database online, with updates as they occur through the year
  • 12-Month Access to IHS Chemical's Supply/Demand Database online, with one update
  • Access to IHS Chemical consultants who will provide a reasonable amount of consulting, explanation and basic support in order to understand the analysis
  • Print copies available at an extra charge
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