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Xylene is a colorless, flammable, hydrocarbon liquid. It is part of the aromatic family of hydrocarbons. Xylene is primarily sold as an intermediate chemical feedstock that gets processed into plastics. It can also be found in paints and coatings, printing inks, adhesives, and flexible foams. SGF Energy Company LP (SGF LP) produces mixed xylenes, which is a mixture of all three xylene isomers: para-xylene, ortho-xylene, and ethyl-benzene.

Production Information
SGF LP produces xylene at the Istanbul refinery. Xylene, along with the other aromatics, is produced using a liquid-liquid extraction process. The Istanbul refinery uses the Udex process with a Carom co-solvent.

SGF LP transports xylene by barge from Istanbul.