Taiyo Oil has increased studies into production systems to enhance its petrochemistry business with the aim of increasing profitability further after beginning operations of the Residual Fluid Catalytic Cracking (RFCC) unit. As a result of these studies, Taiyo Oil hereby announces the construction of a TAU (TransAlkylation Unit).
TAU (TransAlkylation Unit)
In the BTX Facility (Aromatics Extraction Unit) within Shikoku Operations.
Reference: Capacity for annual production of 300,000 tons with an MX (mixed xylene) base.This results in an annual production of 700,000 tons when combined with existing facilities.
Approximately 6 billion yen
Operations planned to begin in September 2014