Purpose Utilizing local available and/or imported naphtha to produce Para-xylene (PX) and Benzene (BZ).
Main Products • Paraxylene (PX)
• Benzene (BZ)
Applications • PX uses: Purified Terephthalic acid (PTA), dimethyl terephthalate (DMT), di-paraxylene
and herbicides
• BZ uses: Ethylbenzene (for styrene), cumene (for phenol), Cyclohexane, nitrobenzene
(for aniline),alkylbenzene and chlorobenzene.
Design Capacity • Para-Xylene (PX): 530 KTA
• Benzene (BZ): 300 KTA
Feedstock Local or imported Naphtha: 1700 KTA
Proposed Location Ain Sokhna Area
Status • Detailed Feasibility Implemented in April 2010
• Project is currently under development by studying possible scenarios
for integration with an existing refinery to utilize produced naphtha as a feedstock.