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Sinopec Starts up Para-Xylene Plant

8:52 AM MDT | October 8, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical says it has started up a 600,000-m.t./year para-xylene facility at its Jinshan, China complex. The plant uses technology licensed from UOP, a Honeywell subsidiary, and also includes one of UOP’s CCR Platforming units, which convert naphtha to aromatics and hydrogen, and a UOP Isomar unit that converts other xylenes to p-xylene. The plant will also produce 280,000 m.t./year of benzene, the company...

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