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Thai Paraxylene to license ExxonMobil’s PxMax technology

By Gerald Ondrey |

ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing LLC (EMCTL) and ExxonMobil Catalyst Technologies LLC (EMCT; www.exxonmobilchemical.com) today announced that Suphon Tubtimcharoon, managing director of Thai Paraxylene Company Ltd. (TPX; www.thaioil.co.th/product/petrochemical_en.php), and Gary T. Schmidt, vice president of EMCTL and President of EMCT, signed agreements on April 7th 2010 to license ExxonMobil’s PxMax technology for TPX’s petrochemical plant in Sriracha, Thailand. The signing ceremony was completed in the Board Room of the Bangkok Office of Thai Oil Public Company Ltd. (TOP), witnessed by Viroj Mavichak – chairman of TPX board of director, Khun Surong Bulakul – TOP CEO, Khun Somkeirt Hudthagosol – TOP president, TOP Management and EMCTL Management.  TPX is a wholly owned subsidiary of Thai Oil Public Company Ltd. (TOP). PxMax is ExxonMobil’s State-of-the-Art Technology for Selective Toluene Disproportionation. The PxMax process licensed by EMCTL replaces a non-selective toluene disproportionation (TDP) process in TPX’s Sriracha plant. The selective nature of the PxMax process provides TPX with a paraxylene-enriched mixture that is further processed into sales grade paraxylene…
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