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UOP Technology Selected for Para-Xylene Plant in Korea

1:32 AM MDT | September 29, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

UOP says it has been selected by HC Petrochem, the previously announced 50-50 joint venture between Hyundai Oilbank (Seoul) and Cosmo Oil (Tokyo), to provide technology for an expansion of its para -xylene plant at Daesan, Korea. HC Petrochem will use the UOP Parex process and the UOP Isomar process to triple production of high-purity p-xylene to support growing demand for petrochemicals worldwide, UOP says. HC Petrochem was established in November 2009. Basic engineering design of the plant has begun and it is expected to start-up in the second half of 2013, UOP...

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