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What the petrochemical industry does

¿What is its role?

The role of the petrochemical industry is to transform natural gas and petroleum derivatives into raw materials which represent the basis of various production chains.

The main petrochemical chains are

  • Methane. (Natural Gas)
  • Ethane (light olefins)
  • Naphtha (aromatic)

The petrochemical industry is a key platform for growth and development of major industrial chains such as textiles and clothing, the automotive and transportation industry, electronics, construction, plastics, food, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals and chemistry, among others.

Given the value of this industry as the first link in important production chains, it is essential that it is strengthened and so able to provide the supplies required by national industry in a timely manner.




What are their main uses?

Petroleum is an essential ingredient in the industry for thousands of products that make our lives easier and often help us to make our lives longer and better. Therefore, petrochemicals are a vital part of our daily lives.

  • Audio cassettes
  • Mixers
  • Food storage bags
  • Garbage bags
  • Photographic cameras
  • Capsules
  • Strollers
  • Seatbelts
  • Computers
  • Food preservatives
  • Artificial hearts
  • Shavingcream
  • Deodorant
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Packaging
  • Luggage
  • Medical equipment
  • Surgicalequipment
  • Fertilizers
  • Balloons
  • Insecticides
  • Syringes
  • Toys
  • Softcontactlenses
  • Sunglasses
  • Lipstick
  • Pacemakers
  • Furniture
  • Dypers
  • Umbrellas
  • Toothpaste
  • In-line skates
  • Glue
  • Golfballs
  • Perfume
  • Paint
  • Digital watches
  • CD players
  • Photographic roll
  • Clothes
  • Hairdryers
  • Shampoo
  • Surf boards
  • Creditcards
  • Roofing
  • Telephones
  • Tents
  • Ink
  • Hairdye
  • Crockery
  • Candles
  • Bandages
  • Safety glass
  • High heels