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ExxonMobil starts Rotterdam aromatics unit

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Dec. 1
-- ExxonMobil Chemical has started up an expansion of its Rotterdam aromatics plant (OGJ, Oct. 1, 2007, Newsletter).

The project boosted paraxylene capacity by 25% to 700,000 tonnes/year and benezene capacity by 20% to 830,000 tonnes/year.

The plant, owned and operated by ExxonMobil Chemical Holland BV, is now ExxonMobil’s largest paraxylene production facility. The new unit uses proprietary ExxonMobil technology called PxMax.


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