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Korean Firm Installs ExxonMobil P-Xylene Technology

11:28 AM MDT | June 27, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

S-Oil Corp. (Seoul) has completed the installation of ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing’s Pxmax technology at S-Oil’s Onsan, Korea refining and petrochemical complex, to increase para-xylene production. The technology, used for selective toluene disproportionation (TDP), provides S-Oil with a p-xylene enriched mixture at Onsan that can be processed further into commercial-grade p-xylene. The Pxmax process replaced a nonselective TDP process that produced mixed xylenes. “We selected Pxmax technology as one of a number of profit improvement...

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