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- adj. Pertaining to, or derived from terephthalic acid or its derivatives
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid of the aromatic series, metameric with phthalic acid, and obtained, as a tasteless white crystalline powder, by the oxidation of oil of turpentine; -- called also paraphthalic acid. Cf. phthalic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting an acid, a colorless compound, prepared by the oxidation of various paradi-substitution derivatives of benzene. It crystallizes in needles and sublimes without melting. Also called paraphthalic acid.
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The MEG is then mixed with terephthalic acid to create PET plastic.
Sure enough, the bacteria took a liking to O'Connor's snack and turned the solid--terephthalic acid--into PHA.
Purified terephthalic acid, or PTA, is a raw material for polyester fiber and food and drink packaging.
The growth of polyester fiber for all kinds of uses depended on the development of a commercially viable process for making terephthalic acid, an important feedstock for the production of polyester.
LONDON AP -- BP PLC says it is increasing production capacity for purified terephthalic acid, a raw material used to make textiles, bottles and film products, at its Zhuhai Chemical Co. site in China.
HOUSTON (ICIS news) -- US polyethylene terephthalic (PET) producer Invista is considering the sale of its polymer and resin
China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Tuesday that it would impose temporary anti-dumping measures on terephthalic acid imported from
BEIJING: China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Tuesday that it would impose temporary anti-dumping measures on terephthalic acid imported from
Anti-dumping measures imposed on terephthalic acid
China imposes anti-dumping measures on terephthalic acid from Thailand, ROK