Methanol, Aromatics & MTBE

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Methanol
 
Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, wood alcohol, wood naphtha or wood spirits, has the chemical formula CH3OH (often abbreviated MeOH). The simplest alcohol, it is a light, volatile, colourless, flammable liquid with a distinctive odour similar to ethanol (drinking alcohol) but is highly toxic, especially if ingested.
 

FEEDSTOCK
Methane
 

APPLICATION
• Antibacterial agent, disinfectant, adhesives, renovation & new building activities, automobile production, coatings, panel board and wood & furniture industries
• Textiles, emulsion paints, solvents & coatings, durable output, automobile production and plastic packaging
• Dehydration and de-icing to prevent hydrate formation.
• Clear plastic sheets, thickeners, propellant & aerosols and chemical intermediates (olefins)
• Gasoline additives, fuel cell, bunker, cookstove and boilers
 
 

PRODUCT SHEET
Methanol
02
Paraxylene
 
Paraxylene is an aromatic hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C8H10. A colourless flammable liquid, it has a characteristically sweet odour. Paraxylene is mainly used as feedstock for the manufacture of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), the principal raw material for polyester.
 

FEEDSTOCK
Naphtha
 

APPLICATION
• Polyester fibres for textile applications (apparel and home furnishings)
• Solid state resins for the production of beverage bottles
 
03
Benzene
 
Benzene is a colourless liquid with a sweet odour. It evaporates into the air very quickly and dissolves slightly in water. Benzene is highly flammable and is formed from both natural processes and human activities.
 

FEEDSTOCK
Naphtha
 

APPLICATION
• Mainly for the production of Polystyrene that serves in packaging application, insulation material in construction industry and thermoplastic engineering resins
• Serves as paint thinner and high-octane additive for aviation fuel
• Coatings, electronics laminates, adhesives and composite materials for aerospace and automotive industry
• Engineering resins within automotive industry to replace metal parts
• Textile and carpeting applications
• Insulation within construction industry and electrical appliances
• Foams for automotive seating and home furniture and beddings
• Pesticides and dye carrier
• Detergent formulations
 
04
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE)
 
A colourless liquid with a characteristic mild odour, its principal characteristics are miscibility with gasoline, low blending vapour pressure and distillation properties.
 

FEEDSTOCK
Butane, Methanol
 

APPLICATION
• Gasoline blending for higher RON grade gasoline
• Manufacturing of electronic display (flat screen television, mobile phone screen)
• Synthetic rubber tire manufacturing within automotive industry
• Fragrances and flavour compositions for imitation of lemon, grapefruit, orange, mint for pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, oral & consumer products
• Pharmaceutical applications
• Paint thinner blending
 
05
Butadiene
 
1,3 Butadiene is a colorless, non-corrosive gas that condenses to a liquid at minus 4.5 degrees centigrade and has a mild aromatic odor.
 

APPLICATION
• Synthetic rubber/elastomer (Tyres)
• Engineering Resin (ABS)
• Styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) for plastic material, carpet and paper coatings
• Nitrile rubber (NR) for hoses, gloves, gaskets and seals.
 
Other Products
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