Paraxylene (PX)

[Raw Material] - Pyrolysis Gasoline ("Pygas"), Reformate
[Finished Product] - Plastic bottles, Synthetic fiber

High purity terephthalic acid is made by mixing paraxylene and acetic acid. Polyethylene terephthalate is created by a condensation reaction between terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol.
Polyethylene terephthalate is a very economical material that is used in the production of plastic bottles and synthetic fiber.


The fiber is heat resistant and excels in strength and stainability. Nearly half of manufactured clothing fiber is made from polyethylene terephthalate.
It is also possible to make synthetic fiber with many features by changing the configuration of the fiber or anti-bacterial material may be kneaded into the fiber during the process of creating synthetic fiber.