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Petrochemicals licensing

bp petrochemical licensing is the technology licensing arm of bp Petrochemicals. We offer advanced and commercially proven purified terephthalic acid (PTA) technology to licensees worldwide

bp’s heritage in PTA goes back over 50 years and its commitment to continuous improvement through innovation, capability, operational excellence, safety and customer support has kept it at the forefront of the industry.


We are an experienced licensor with nearly 70% of all licensed capacity still operating today. Since we began offering our next generation technology for license in 2012, we have announced licenses for five new PTA plants, one each in India, Oman, and Turkey and two in China.

Total capacity of bp-owned and joint-venture sites

5.2 mtepa circle

Total capacity of third-party sites operating bp technology

10.4 mtepa circle

Total capacity of ongoing third-party licensed projects