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October 22, 2014 09:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time

HOUSTON-GTC Technology has signed an agreement with Shandong Sincier Chemical Group (SSCG) to provide its GT-BTX® licensed technology for a 450,000 TPY aromatics extraction unit at a new refinery in Dongying, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China.

The new unit is the eighth GT-BTX license in China and will play an integral role in the 5MM TPY refinery being constructed by SSCG. Start-up is planned for 2016.

GTC will also supply the basic engineering package, technical services, proprietary solvent and equipment.

“We are excited about this opportunity to provide SSCG with our GT-BTX® technology,” said Sam Kumar, President – GTC (Beijing) Technology Inc. “Our goal is to serve our clients with value-added performance from our technologies and by extension serve the Asian fuels and chemicals market.”

The BTX unit is GTC’s second project for SSCG, following an award for a light naphtha isomerization unit (the first in China) using GTC’s Isomalk-2 and Isomalk-3 technologies.

GTC Technology, based in Houston, Texas, is a global licensor of aromatics and polyester intermediates processes, offering many novel and cutting-edge processes. These include GT-BTX PluS®, GT-TolAlk , Isomalk-2, Isomalk-3, Isomalk-4, and others.

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Chuck Fink, 281-597-4800
​cfink@gtctech.com​