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Axens’ ParamaX Technnology To Be Used at Petrochemical Plant in Kazakhstan

3:23 PM MST | January 5, 2009 | Vincent Valk

Axens (Rueil-Malmaison, France) announced today that the company’s ParamaX technology is to be used at the petrochemical plant being planned for the Atyrau Refinery in Kazakhstan. The facility, which will go online around 2012, will produce 496,000 m.t./year of para-xylene and 133,000 m.t./year of benzene. It will be operated by KazMunaiGaz (Almaty), which owns an existing oil refinery on the site. ParamaX is suite of proprietary technologies that aid in the production of paraxylene and benzene from naphtha. The technologies used at the Kazakhstan facility...

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