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OCI is the only company in Korea that produces high-quality Benzene, Toluene and Xylene (BTX) using cokes oven light oil.

Product Features




BTX, one of the main aromatic hydrocarbon compounds, is a colorless liquid with a unique scent that is widely used as a base material in the chemical industry. Benzene is used as an intermediate for various plastic production. Toluene is used as a solvent for various chemical products and as a raw material for DNT. Xylene is used as a solvent.

Production Process

BTX is produced through the hydrogenation of coke oven light oil, a byproduct from steel production, by reaction under high temperature and pressure. Impurities and unsaturated hydrocarbons are extracted through the process.

OCI Status

Gwangyang Plant

Gwangyang plant

OCI is Korea's sole manufacturer to produce BTX from a by-product of the steelmaking process. With the growth of the domestic steel industry, OCI has a production capacity of 260,000 metric tons per year through continuous expansion.

Business Commencement


Production Plant Status

- OCI Gwangyang Plant (Capa : 260,000MT/yr)

Major Markets

Korea, USA, China, etc

Key Point

  • Adding Value to

    Korea's sole manufacturer using light crude oil, a by-product of steel

  • Stable Supply

    Stable source of base materials by utilizing by-product of the Korean steel industry

  • High Technology

    Capable of responding to various customer quality demands


  • Product Name : Benzene
  • Chemical Formula : C6H6
  • CAS No. :71-43-2
  • Tel : +82-2-727-9434

  • Product Name : Toluene
  • Chemical Formula : C7H8
  • CAS No. : 108-88-3
  • Tel : +82-2-727-9434

  • Product Name : Mixed Xylene
  • Chemical Formula : C8H10
  • CAS No. :1330-20-7
  • Tel : +82-2-727-9434
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