ORTHOXYLEN is an aromatic hydrocarbon and Arena Petro Gas is in position to supply and export it directly from ESFAHAN PETROCHEMICAL - NOURI PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY through its trading services according to the following specification and technical properties.
It is an aromatic hydrocarbon with the formula C6H4(CH3)2, where the two methyl groups are attached to adjacent carbon atoms of a benzene ring. It is one of the three isomers of xylene, along with metaxylene and paraxylene. ORTHOXYLEN is derived from crude oil sources and is found in the mixed xylenes stream.
ORTHOXYLEN has various uses in the chemical industry, such as:
- As a solvent for paints, coatings, adhesives, and printing inks.
- As a raw material for the production of phthalic anhydride, which use to make plasticizers, alkyd resins, and polyester fibers.
- As a component of gasoline and aviation fuels.
It uses in various industries, such as:
- The automotive industry, where it uses in paints, coatings, and plasticizers for rubber and plastics.
- The construction industry, where it uses in adhesives, sealants, and insulation materials.
- The textile industry, where it uses in polyester fibers and fabrics.
The technical specifications of ORTHOXYLEN produced by this company are as follows:
- Purity: 99.5% min - Density: 0.876 g/mL at 20°C - Boiling point: 142-145°C - Flash point: 32°C - Color: 10 max (ASTM D1209) - Non-aromatics: 0.5% max - Benzene: 0.1% max - Toluene: 0.1% max - Paraxylene: 0.1% max - Metaxylene: 0.1% max - Ethylbenzene: 0.1% max