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Paraxylene (a.k.a. p-Xylene, p-Xylol, 1,4-Dimethylbenzene) is the most important commercial isomer among the xylenes group (benzene derivates). It is a colorless watery liquid with sweet odor. The most important application of paraxylene is in the production of terephthalic acid and dimethyl terephthalate, widely used in the manufacture of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for ultimate use in fibers, films and resins.

Paraxylene Production Cost Reports - Q4 2019

Capital Investment & Operating Cost of Paraxylene Plants

Paraxylene (a.k.a. p-Xylene, p-Xylol, 1,4-Dimethylbenzene) is the most important commercial isomer among the xylenes group (benzene derivates). It is a colorless watery liquid with sweet odor. The most important application of paraxylene is in the production of terephthalic acid and dimethyl terephthalate, widely used in the manufacture of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for ultimate use in fibers, films and resins.

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Paraxylene production. Each study describes an industrial plant, including main process units and site infrastructure, and presents an independent analysis of capital and operating costs. All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q4 2019).

You can find below reports focused on Paraxylene production processes currently offered by Intratec. If none of the off-the-shelf reports listed below fits your needs, you can request a bespoke report tailored to your needs, for as low as USD 2,900!

Paraxylene from Mixed Xylenes (Only Adsorption and Isomerization)

This report examines the costs related to a typical process for p-Xylene production from mixed xylenes via adsorption and isomerization in the United States. The remaining xylenes as well as the ethylbenzene are isomerized and recycled to the adsorption unit.

Details: 1,100 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Paraxylene E11A target a 1,100 kta (kilometric tons per annun) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Paraxylene from Mixed Xylenes (O-Xylene Recovery)

It presents the economics of a typical process for p-Xylene production from mixed xylenes in the United States. In this process, o-xylene is also generated as by-product.

Details: 600 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Paraxylene E12A target a 600 kta (kilometric tons per annun) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Paraxylene from Mixed Xylenes (Ethylbenzene Dealkylation)

It presents the economics of a process for p-Xylene production from mixed xylenes in the United States, via isomerization followed by ethylbenzene (EB) dealkylation. In this process, a mixture of C8 aromatics is sent to an adsorption unit for the recovery of p-Xylene. The remaining xylenes are isomerized to equilibrium and the EB is dealkylated to benzene by-product.

Details: 1,100 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Paraxylene E13A target a 1,100 kta (kilometric tons per annun) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Paraxylene from Mixed Xylenes (P-Xylene Crystallization)

This report analyses the economics of a process for p-Xylene production from mixed xylenes in the United States. In this process, a mixture of C8 aromatics is sent to a crystallization recovery unit for p-Xylene separation. The remaining xylenes are isomerized to equilibrium and the EB is dealkylated to benzene by-product.

Details: 1,100 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Paraxylene E14A target a 1,100 kta (kilometric tons per annun) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Paraxylene from Toluene (STDP with Aluminosilicate Zeolite Catalyst)

This study presents the economics of a toluene disproportionation process similar to PxMax developed by ExxonMobil for p-Xylene production in the United States.

Details: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Paraxylene E21A target a 450 kta (kilometric tons per annun) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Paraxylene from Toluene (STDP with Pentasil Zeolite Catalyst)

This report examines the costs related to a process for p-Xylene production from toluene in the United States. In this study, p-Xylene is produced via a selective toluene disproportionation process. High-purity benzene is also obtained as by-product.

Details: 400 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   109 pages   From $799

The cost analyses presented in the report Paraxylene E22A target a 400 kta (kilometric tons per annun) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Paraxylene from Toluene (Conventional TDP)

This report presents the economics of p-Xylene production from toluene in the United States. In this study, p-Xylene is generated via a typical toluene disproportionation process (TDP).

Details: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $1,199

The cost analyses presented in the report Paraxylene E23A target a 450 kta (kilometric tons per annun) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Paraxylene from Toluene and C9 Aromatics (TDP and Transalkylation)

This report examines the costs of a typical disproportionation and transalkylation process for p-Xylene production from toluene and C9 aromatics in the United States. Benzene is obtained as by-product.

Details: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $1,199

The cost analyses presented in the report Paraxylene E31A target a 450 kta (kilometric tons per annun) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Paraxylene from Toluene and C9 Aromatics (Transalkylation)

This report presents the economics of a typical transalkylation process for p-Xylene production from Toluene and C9 aromatics in the United States.

Details: 450 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $1,199

The cost analyses presented in the report Paraxylene E41A target a 450 kta (kilometric tons per annun) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Bio-Paraxylene Production from Glucose (Catalytic Process)

This report examines the costs of p-Xylene production from glucose syrup in the United States. Initially, glucose is converted to hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), which reacts with hydrogen to produce dimethylfuran (DMF). Finally, DMF reacts with ethylene using hexane as a solvent, yielding paraxylene.

Details: 200 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $999

The cost analyses presented in the report Paraxylene E51A target a 200 kta (kilometric tons per annun) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Bio-Paraxylene Production from Glucose (Fermentation Process)

This study approaches an economic analysis of p-Xylene production from glucose syrup in the United States. In this process, glucose is fermented to isobutanol intermediate, which is then converted to p-Xylene through dehydration, dimerization and dehydrocyclization.

Details: 100 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   89 pages   From $1,199

The cost analyses presented in the report Paraxylene E52A target a 100 kta (kilometric tons per annun) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Bio-Paraxylene Production from Raw Sugar

This report provides an economics of p-Xylene production from raw sugar (sucrose) considering a plant located in Germany. Initially, sucrose is hydrolyzed into glucose and fructose, which are converted to sorbitol. Sorbitol is then reacted in condensation section forming p-Xylene.

Details: 180 kta Germany-based plant   |   Q4 2019   |   108 pages   From $1,199

The cost analyses presented in the report Paraxylene E71B target a 180 kta (kilometric tons per annun) Germany-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

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Details: Customer-defined Plant Location & Capacity  |   Q4 2019 From $2,900

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