• Petrochemical products

    Pacific Circle as trader of Petrochemical products engaged in direct investments within the industrial sector, with special focus on chemical and petrochemical projects.

    Petrochemical and petroleum products are the second level products being derived from crude oil after several refining processes. Crude oil is the basic component to produce all petrochemical and petroleum components after a long process of refinement in oil refineries. The major products, crude oil produces after refining process are asphalt, diesel fuel, fuel oil, gasoline, kerosene, lubricating oil, paraffin wax, LPG and petrochemicals. Here I want to share a brief discussion about petrochemicals and it's uses.

    Petrochemical products :

    On the basis of chemical structure, petrochemicals are categorized in to three categories of petrochemical products olefins, aromatics and synthesis gas. Ethylene and propylene, the major part of Olefins are the basic source in preparation of several industrial chemicals and plastic products whereas butadiene is used to prepare synthetic rubber. Benzene, toluene and xylenes are major components of aromatic chemicals.

    These aromatic petrochemicals are used in manufacturing of secondary products like synthetic detergents, polyurethanes, plastic and synthetic fibers. Synthesis gas comprises of carbon monoxide and hydrogen which basically used to produce ammonia and methanol which are further used to produce other chemical and synthetic substances.

    The largest share of petroleum products produced from refineries are fuel oil and gasoline which are widely used as the energy carriers worldwide. As per the uses, petrochemicals are used for production of several feedstocks and monomers and monomer precursors. The monomers after polymerization process creates several polymers which ultimately used to produce gels, lubricants, elastomers, plastics and fibers.

    Business aspects of petrochemical products

    As petrochemical components are basic manufacturing component of several industrial and daily use products so these products itself have their business importance. There are several businesses which are entirely dependent on petrochemicals and always have a great demand of suppliers, exporters and manufacturers.