Benzene is an aromatic hydrocarbon and one of the primary chemical building blocks for the petrochemical industry. It is a by-product of the Refinery, Naphtha Cracker, Paraxylene and Steel plant processes. Benzene can be made by hydro dealkylation of Toluene. It is used to produce a number of petrochemical intermediates such as ethylbenzene for styrene production, cumene for phenol and acetone, cyclohexane and nitrobenzene.
Iranian produces benzene at three manufacturing sites produce high purity Benzene at our manufacturing sites.
We are one of the largest global merchant exporter of Benzene and our current combined benzene production capacity at 1400 KTA. Our Benzene exports are to all the major customers in the US, Europe, and the Middle East.
We also produce about 100KTA of TDI grade Toluene for the domestic market. We also make 50 KTA of Cyclohexane and a small quantity of PDEB for the domestic downstream industry as well as for export.