LG-Caltex chooses new paraxylene technology

LG-Caltex Oil Corp. has chosen the CrystPX crystallization process for its new 400,000 tonne/year (tpy) paraxylene production unit in Yosu, Korea. Click here to enlarge imageGTC Technology, Houston, licenses the technology in an alliance with Lyondell Chemical Corp.The new plant is scheduled to start up in January 2003. It will separate paraxylene from the xylenes recovered from a toluene conversion unit. The toluene conversion unit will process toluene extracted from LG-Caltex's aromatics recovery unit, commissioned in July 2000 (OGJ, Sept. 18, 2000, p. 57).LG-Caltex currently operates a 700,000-tpy paraxylene facility at its Yosu complex. This planned expansion, said the company, w...

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