A real technological innovation, the manufacturing process of the Bécancour plant was developed by Cepsa Química during laboratory tests and in a pilot plant in Spain. The process, which does not rely on traditional catalysts represents a major breakthrough in the elimination of environmental risks and Cepsa Química Bécancour is the first company in the world to use it.
In brief, LAB is the marriage between a paraffin molecule and a benzene molecule. The benzene molecule has an affinity for that of paraffin. On the other hand, the paraffin molecule is not ready to receive the benzene molecule. Modifications are thus necessary.