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PTAir - plastic bottle
ALC carbon outcome Producing less carbon than competitor/industry benchmarks
Geographic scope Geel, Belgium
GHG saved/offset

17,000 tonnes CO₂e [Jan-Dec 2018]

Information on methodology and/or basis

Purified terephthalic acid (PTA) is a raw material used in making high-performance multi-purpose plastics for packaging, clothing and industrial fibre products. The largest application for PTA is in manufacturing polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for the polyester industry to produce plastic bottles, textiles, film and moulded product applications.


PTAirTM offers customers in the polyester value chain the opportunity to purchase lower carbon feedstock. Its use of proprietary PX and PTA technology supports a 29% lower global warming potential than the average European PTA production . This has been assured by ERM Certification and Verification Services (ERM CVS). BP customers can also go further in advancing their low carbon objectives by accessing the additional benefits of PTAirTM Neutral and PTAirTM Neutral Products. PTAirTM is currently only available from BP's Geel manufacturing facilities in Belgium.