Lotte Chemical Pakistan Limited
Lotte Chemical Pakistan Ltd is a world-class supplier of purified terephthalic acid, an essential raw material used in the polyester industry. Lotte, the South Korean conglomerate, acquired the majority shareholdings in Pakistan PTA Limited (PPTA) in September 2009. Subsequently, the name of the Company was changed to Lotte Chemical Pakistan Ltd. Lotte Chemical Pakistan Ltd is the single largest foreign direct investment to date (US$ 490 million) in Pakistan�s petrochemical industry. The plant at Port Qasim, Karachi was built using ICI�s state-of-the-art technology when it was commissioned in 1998. It produces Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA), an essential raw material for Pakistan�s textile and PET packaging industries and forms the backbone of the polyester chain, including Polyester Staple Fibre, Filament Yarn and PET (bottle grade) resin. In addition to its own manufacturing facilities, the Company has helped create a large infrastructure network at the Port Qasim vicinity, which includes a chemical jetty, raw water pipeline and manufacture of industrial gases through third party contracts. It has therefore been a trendsetter in industrial investment in Pakistan. The PTA plant was constructed in 1996/97 and started production in June 1998. Within a short time, PPTA�s dedicated and highly motivated team of professional engineers proved that it could run this complex plant to world standards of safety, environmental care, product quality and process efficiency.