Paraxylene


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Par`a`xy´lene


n.1.(Chem.) A hydrocarbon (C6H4(CH3)2) of the aromatic series obtained as a colorless liquid by the distillation of camphor with zinc chloride. It is one of the three metamers of xylene. Cf. Metamer, and Xylene.
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TKSC is part of greater Equate, operated by Equate Petrochemical Company, which also includes Kuwait Paraxylene Production Company (KPPC) and The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC).
4 million metric tons per year of paraxylene, a primary ingredient in plastics.
Coming to petrochemicals, production of Benzene increased 73% to 114,000 MT, even as Paraxylene output surged 63% to 350,000 MT.
Adel Salim-nejad, managing director of the company owning Bou-Ali Sina, said the fire also surged through the paraxylene units of the plant.
Back-integrating this plant using Honeywell UOP technology and equipment will allow Hyundai Chemical to better manage its operations and make it a more competitive player in the market for paraxylene," said Mike Millard, vice president and general manager of Honeywell UOP's Process Technology and Equipment business.
The Bio-TCat process efficiently and cost-competitively produces bio-based aromatics, including paraxylene, benzene, toluene, and other xylenes (BTX), from non-food sources.
Paraxylene is used in fibers and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for plastic bottles.
Indian demand for paraxylene will profit from this development.
S-Oil has a 740,000-tonnes-per-year paraxylene plant as part of its refinery and petrochemical operations.
V Gemini Pioneer are currently occupying berths to load/offload, containers, palm oil, furnace oil, MEG, paraxylene, wheat, fertilizer.
More than 200 protesters gathered to protest against plans for a factory which will produce paraxylene (PX), a toxic petrochemical used to make fabrics, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.
said Wednesday it has signed an agreement to purchase biomass-based paraxylene produced at a planned pilot plant of Gevo Inc.