The companies said that on-spec product was achieved within 24 hours.

China Prosperity’s second PTA line incorporates Invista’s E2R, Solvent Interchange and R2R technologies, further enhancing the competitiveness of the technology for capital productivity, variable cost and environmental performance. The Solvent Interchange technology, which has inherently low capital cost, has been successfully deployed with additional advantages achieved through the use of locally manufactured rotary pressure filters.

Invista PTA technology is available as a license package from its Performance Technologies unit.

Mike Pickens, IPT president, said, “The successful start-up of China Prosperity’s second line again demonstrates our capabilities in the areas of PTA technology development, engineering, licensee support services and commissioning.”

Li Xing, chairman of Shanghai-based China Prosperity, said, “The successful start-up of China Prosperity’s second line demonstrated the advancement of Invista’s technology. We look forward to long-term cooperation with Invista.”

China Prosperity continues to operate another Invista PTA line on the same site and is constructing a polyester resin plant utilizing Invista technology.

China Prosperity, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chengxing Group, is located in ShiZhuang Petrochemical Industrial Zone in the city of Jiangyin. Its first PTA line, with an annual capacity of 600,000 tons, continues to operate at high rates since the start-up in January 2011. The second PTA line, has an annual capacity of 2.2 million tons. The company provides products and service to polyester filament and staple fiber customers mainly located in Eastern China, and bottle chip firms.

With brands including Lycra, Coolmax, Cordura, Stainmaster and Antron, Invista, with headquarters in Wichita, Kan., is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, car parts and other consumer and industrial products.