16 July 2010 00:25 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--A tractor-trailer rig carrying isopropanol (IPA) overturned on Thursday on a major Houston highway, news reports said, snarling traffic for miles as crews moved the flammable chemical to another vehicle.
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One motorist said drivers were left “baking on the freeway” as they sought alternate routes.
IPA is an oxygenated solvent used in products including coatings, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, disinfectants, de-icers, resins, food, inks and adhesives.
The primary feedstock for IPA is chemical-grade propylene (CGP). And light steam-cracker feedstocks such as ethane, which yield far less propylene than naphtha or gasoil, account for around 80% of
US IPA suppliers include ExxonMobil, Shell Chemicals, Dow Chemical, Sasol and LyondellBasell.
Additional reporting by Larry Terry
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