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

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Listen to BP’s success in PTA licensing and learn more about BP’s plant in Zhuhai, China, BP’s most advanced PTA production facility

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 sold 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


Total capacity of third-party sites operating BP technology


Total capacity of ongoing third-party licensed projects