|Para-Xylene is an organic compound (aromatic hydrocarbon) with the chemical formula C8H10. In normal condition, Para-Xylene is a colorless and highly flammable liquid with a sweet ordor. P-Xylene is a petrochemical product and is an important chemical feedstock to produce terephthalic acid, an important compound for polyester resin synthesis.
Para-Xylene is produced from products of catalyst reforming of naphtha fraction (obtained from top fraction – Crude Distiallation Unit) and part of Aromatic complex (BTX – benzene, toluene and the xylene isomers). Although the production yield is not high as gasoline and diesel but Para-Xylene is a high value commercial products of the plant. Para-Xylene is exported through Marine.