Aromatics are cyclic unsaturated hydrocarbons containing one or more Benzene rings. Aromatics is one of the major product lines of the Petrochemical Sector at Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).
We have successfully commissioned our new Paraxylene and Benzene facility in 2017; With this our PX capacity is 4.3 MMTPA and Benzene capacity is 1.4 MMTPA. This takes our combined Xylenes and Benzene production capacity to 5.7 MMTPA. Further, our Aromatics business also consists of LAB production of 180 KTPA.
With our world scale plants, we are a supplier of choice for our Indian and global customers.
Aromatic hydrocarbons have been produced commercially since the early part of the last century. Initially they were used as mixtures, in solvent applications. Benzene was isolated as an individual compound by 1850. However the demand for Xylenes increased only after the 1950's, when the chemical industry started growing rapidly. Xylenes form the basic raw material for the production of polyester, which has become the heart and soul of the complete textile industry, packaging, furnishing, coating, consumer goods, resins etc.