KPPC exports first shipment heavy aromatics

KPPC exports first shipment of heavy aromatics

3:18 PM, 8th June 2011
KPPC exports first shipment of heavy aromatics
KPPC complex.


AL AHMADI, KUWAIT: Kuwait Paraxylene Production Company (KPPC) has exported its first ever shipment of heavy aromatics to its Asian customers, according to a company statement. KKPC’s aromatics complex produces 829,000 t/y of Paraxylene and 393,000 t/y of Benzene. The 17,000 tonnes shipment is headed to customers in Asia. KPPC is a fully owned subsidiary of Kuwait Aromatics Company (KARO).

“The KPPC aromatics plant will continue selling heavy aromatics produced at the site, with a capacity of 80,000 metric tonnes annually (MTA), to enhance the added-value and returns from this stream to the aromatics business,” said Bakhit Al-Rashidi, Chairman, KARO. “The stream which was previously used as a fuel substitute at the site has a higher market replacement value and will also reduce the site’s overall carbon footprint due to lower CO2 emissions resulting from the use of cleaner fuels,” he added.

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