Aerial night time photo of ethyl benzene plant

Benzene alkylation  

ExxonMobil’s innovation in catalyst process research is at the heart of two benzene alkylation technologies available for license through Badger Licensing LLC.

The relationship with Badger has enabled:

  • The first commercial process for producing ethylbenzene based on the proprietary ZSM-5 zeolite catalyst (1970s)
  • The first high-purity, liquid-phase processes for producing ethylbenzene and cumene based on proprietary catalysts, the ExxonMobil / Badger EBMaxSM

Below is a simplified process flow diagram for production of ethylbenzene and cumene using our proprietary EBMax technology and services:

Read more in the full brochure – Cumene: 

Read more in the full brochure – EbMax:

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