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.