Aromatics are types of hydrocarbons derived from petroleum, characterized by one or more six-carbon rings (benzene rings) molecular structure and ‘sweet’ or aromatic odor.
Benzene, toluene, and xylenes are the most common aromatics, and are extensively used in the chemical industry as chemical feedstocks, solvents, and as additives to gasoline to raise its octane rating.
Many products everyday lives rely on products made by the aromatics industry, with benefits like durability, comfort, lightweight design and safety. Aromatics are used to make products for areas such as medicine, transport, telecommunications, fashion and sports.
Metaxylene is a colourless, flammable liquid that is separated from mixed xylenes created during the reforming of petroleum naphtha. MX is the preferred feedstock for purified isophthalic acid (PIA) which is used in the manufacture of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles and unsaturated polyester resins (UPR).
Paraxylene is a colourless, flammable liquid that is separated from mixed xylenes created during the reforming of petroleum naphtha. PX is the preferred feedstock for the production of PTA.
Purified terephthalic acid (PTA)
Purified terephthalic acid (PTA), is used in the manufacture of polyesters used in fibres, textiles, film, and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles.
Acetone is a colorless flammable liquid. It is simple format of ketones. It is miscible in water, ethanol and ether. Also serves as an important solvent.
Acetic acid is one of the simplest carboxylic acids. It is a weak acid, in that it is only a partially dissociated acid in an aqueous solution. Pure acetic acid (glacial acetic acid) is a colorless liquid, very corrosive
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