LG-Caltex commissions large aromatics complex

LG-Caltex's new aromatics recovery unit has a capacity of 900,000 tonnes/year of benzene and toluene (Fig. 1).Click here to enlarge imageAt the end of July, LG-Caltex, Yosu, South Korea, commissioned its new aromatics recovery unit, one of the largest single-train extraction units in the world, with a capacity of 900,000 tonnes/year of benzene and toluene (Fig. 1). The company brought the unit on line in time to meet the growing demand for benzene and toluene in the region. The grassroots unit brings the LG-Caltex Yosu complex closer to its goal of becoming one of the world's top five aromatics producers in the world.The unit features the GT-BTX proprietary aromatics-recovery te...

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