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Key Markets

Axens is currently active in 5 markets:

  • Refining
  • Petrochemicals
  • Natural Gas & Industrial Gases
  • Alternatives & Renewables
  • Water

Today, Axens is recognized as one of the world’s foremost suppliers of technologies, products and services to the Refining and Petrochemical markets.


Axens Markets


  • Refining

Axens strong position in Petroleum Refining covers virtually every area from liquefied petroleum  gas sweetening through vacuum residue conversion and includes commercially proven solutions for cleaner fuels production.


  • Petrochemicals

Axens is a world-class provider in the Petrochemical sector, with leading positions in the purification of monomers, intermediates and specialty olefins, and in the production and purification of cyclohexane, benzene, toluene and paraxylene.


  • Refining & Petrochemicals Sites

Axens offers a complete range of Equipment for both the refining and petrochemical sites, ranging from Process Furnaces, Desalters, Heat Exchangers, Reactor Internals and trays.

In addition, Axens supplies modular units both onshore and offshore, reducing on site works to civil engineering and modules assembly.


  • Gases

In natural gas processing, Axens has a long-standing lead in the supply of technologies and performance  catalysts.

By merging Axens products portfolio with Prosernat gas treatment technologies portfolio in 2018, Axens possesses all the treatment, purification and drying technologies necessary for the production of purified natural gas that meets the specifications for natural gas end users, including the tightest specifications required as the feedstock for Liquefied Natural Gas ( lng) processes.
In Industrial Gases and Air Drying markets, Axens is a major supplier and proposes  axsorbTM alumina  adsorbents used in air separation plants and for compressed air drying systems.


  • Renewables & Alternatives

Axens is actively preparing for a future in the renewables & alternatives fuel sector by developing technologies for producing high quality medium distillates ( jet fuel and diesel) from renewable lipids or synthetic gases generated from a variety of raw materials (natural gas, biomass and coal).
Production of clean fuels by direct coal liquefaction is a technology we have already commercialized.


  • Water

Activated alumina along with its promoted forms are the perfect choice for the adsorption of unwanted minerals and nutrients, with proven results for arsenic, fluoride, copper, zinc, lead, silica, phosphates and nitrates. It is currently used to treat potable water for municipal and household units as well as remediation of waste streams.
Axens provides Actiguard ® Fluorograde, an activated alumina product, for fluoride removal from water and Actiguard AAFS50 for arsenic removal from potable water and other water remediation applications such as: storm water runoff, ballast water and mine sites.