Shell has high expectations for Montreal PTT plant
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Shell Chemical believes output from the Montreal PTT PolyCanada polytrimethylene teraphthalate (PTT) plant, which i...
Shell Chemical believes output from the Montreal PTT PolyCanada polytrimethylene teraphthalate (PTT) plant, which is scheduled to come on line in the next few months, will be able to effectively compete in the nylon market.
"The nylon market has been impacted by raw material price increases as oil, and more significantly, benzene prices have steadily risen over the past 12 months," said Len Gerlowski, strategy manager of Shell Chemical LP. "These systematic increases have opened more eyes to the use of Corterra PTT polymer as a competitive product."
Gerlowski said there hasn’t been a new polymer commercially available for fibre applications in 40 years. Corterra PTT combines some of the best qualities of nylon and polyester in one material, according to Gerlowski.
PTT PolyCanada is a 50/50 limited partnership of Shell Chemicals Canada Ltd. and Investissements Petrochimie Inc.