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RIL becomes second largest global producer of paraxylene

Company commissioned its last crystallisation train of PX complex at Jamnagar facility today

BS Reporter  |  Ahmedabad 


With the commissioning of the last crystallisation train of para-xylene (PX) complex at its Jamnagar facility, Industries Limited (RIL) became the second largest global producer of the key raw material used in manufacturing of terephthalic acid (TPA), and purified terephthalic acid (PTA), among others.

As per an official communique, RIL's PX plant is built with state-of--art crystallisation technology from BP, which is highly energy efficient. With the commissioning of the plant, RIL's PX capacity has more than doubled with about 11 per cent of global production.

"Pursuant to installation and mechanical completion of the entire PX complex in the previous quarter, commissioned the second phase of PX, comprising second crystallisation train (Train 2), trans-alkylation and aromatic extraction units at Jamnagar in April ,2017. Train 3, which was at an advanced stage of commissioning has now been successfully started," the stated.