Paraxylene (also known as p-Xylene, p-Xylol and 1,4-Dimethylbenzene) is the most important commercial isomer among the xylenes group. Almost all of its production is converted to terephthalic acid and dimethyl terephthalate, and then to polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for ultimate use in fibers, films, and resins. p-Xylene is primarily manufactured by naphtha catalytic reforming, followed by separation of the xylenes isomers, crystallization or absorption for p-xylene separation.
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