Founded in 2001 through the merger of IFP's technology licensing division and Procatalyse Catalysts & Adsorbents, Axens offers adevertising products, including processes, catalysts and equipment. With a location in Princeton, N.J., the company serves the refining, petrochemical and natural gas sectors. It specializes in the areas of petroleum hydrotreating and hydroconversion, gasoline desulfurization, catalytic reforming, selective hydrogenation, and benzene, toluene and xylenes production and purification. It conducts training sessions on various topics, such as physical and chemical mechanisms, catalyst aging, chemical reactions and troubleshooting. The company provides hydrogen management, follow-up assistance and process control services. It offers various products that include adsorbents, guard beds and catalysts. Axens is a subsidiary of IFP, which is one of the leading companies in petroleum-related research and development worldwide.