ASTM WK45052

    New Specification for Standard Specification for Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA)

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D16.02 | Committee D16 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1. Scope 1.1 This specification covers purified terephthalic acid (PTA) for use in the manufacturing of polymers. Some examples include the production of polyesters for fiber, filament, yarn, film, coating, bottle and resin applications. 1.2 The following applies to all specified limits in this specification: for purposes of determining conformance with this specification, an observed value or a calculated value shall be rounded off to the nearest unit in the last right-hand digit used in expressing the specification limit, in accordance with the rounding-off method of Practice E29. 1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. 1.4 Consult current OSHA regulations, suppliers Material Safety Data Sheets, and local regulations for all materials used in this specification.

    No existing ASTM specification.


    Purified terephthalic acid:PTA

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    George Vickers


    D16 (14-04)

    Ballot Item Approved as D7976-2014 and Pending Publication