World leading producer of aromatics
Petrochemicals made from petroleum or natural gas make up for the drawbacks of natural materials such as wood and rubber. They are used as the core materials in countless industries, from automobiles and electronics to construction and clothing.
GS Caltex is the world’s largest producer of aromatics as a single plant. Thanks to continued investments, we have competitive facilities and annual production capacity of 1.35 million tons for paraxylene alone, and 2.8 million tons for aromatics (benzene, toluene, xylene) as a whole.Link to Production Process
Providing steady supplies with annual capacity of 350,000 tons
Xylene is a clear and colorless liquid consisting of two methyl groups attached to a benzene ring. It is volatile and has a distinctive smell. Depending on the position of the methyl component, xylene has three isomers: ortho-, meta- and para-xylene. The industry term for the three as well as ethylbenzene is mixed xylene. GS Caltex produces 350,000 GS Caltex produces 350,000 tons of mixed xylene per year as a solvent and a raw material for paraxylene.
Mixed xylene is used as solvent for paint and pesticide. It is also a raw material for orthoxylene (phthalic anhydride), metaxylene (isophthalic acid), paraxylene (terephthalic acid) and ethylbenzene (styrene monomer).
Precautions for users
Mixed xylene is a highly flammable and toxic liquid requiring the utmost care to prevent fire and leakage. Anyone who handles mixed xylene must fully understand and observe the "Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)" and wear appropriate protective gear.
Material Safety Data Sheet(MSDS)