ICIS Petrochemicals Flowchart

Petrochemicals are the foundation of a wide range of industries, and the manufacturing of consumer goods.

ICIS has designed a flowchart to help you follow the path of petrochemicals from raw materials into everyday applications. The chart takes you through the refining and processing of hydro-carbon based raw materials and feedstocks, to building blocks and their derivatives, right up to their application in everyday products.

This is not intended to be a fully comprehensive picture but represents the product flows based on data from the ICIS Supply and Demand Database available at the time of printing. This chart develops on ideas from Petrochemicals Europe (an industry sector of Cefic).

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AcidsAlcoholsAromaticsBase Oil / Lubes / Motor OilButadiene / C4 / ElastomersFertilizers / Agri ProductsFibre ChainIntermediatesOlefinsOleochemicalsPhenolics, Chlor-alkaliPolymers / Polyolefins / ThermoplasticsSolventsSurfactantsNaphthaPolyurethane chainSpecialty ChemicalsOther
Carbon EmmissionsCrude OilLNG / Natural GasRefinery By-Products / Petroleum / LPGNaphthaCoal / HydrocarbonGasoline / Jet Kerosene / Fuel OilsPower or ElectricityAcidsAlcoholsAromaticsBase Oil / Lubes / Motor OilButadiene / C4 / ElastomersFertilizers / Agri ProductsFibre ChainIntermediatesOlefinsOleochemicalsPhenolics, Chlor-alkaliPolymers / Polyolefins / ThermoplasticsSolventsSurfactantsPolyurethane chainSpecialty Chemicals
Carbon EmmissionsCrude OilLNG / Natural GasRefinery By-Products / Petroleum / LPGNaphthaCoal / HydrocarbonGasoline / Jet Kerosene / Fuel OilsPower or ElectricityOther
Asset ManagementBrokerageCommodity TradingExchange / Trading PlatformFinancing / LoansInvestments / AcquisitionsInsuranceOther
ChemicalsFertilizers / Agri ProductsCrude OilRefinery By-Products / Petroleum / LPGCoal / HydrocarbonLNG / Natural GasGasoline / Jet Kerosene / Fuel OilsNaphthaGeneral Shipping / Ship BrokingOther Consumer Products and ServicesOther Industrial or B2B Services
Polymer compounders / MasterbatchesAuto Parts / Automobile / TransportFoams / Insulation MaterialsElectronicsFood and BeverageFurniture / Appliances / Home FinishingsMedical / PharmaceuticalPaints / Adhesives / Dyes / Pigments / Epoxy ResinPersonal Care / Soap / Cleaning ProductsPackaging Materials / Plastics OEMPipes / Tubes / Gaskets / Sealants / CablesPulp / PaperRubber Products / TyresTextiles / Yarns / Garments / FabricsOther Consumer Products and ServicesOther Industrial or B2B Services
Crude OilLNG / Natural GasOil Refinery / Refinery Gases / PetroleumNaphthaCoal / HydrocarbonGasoline / Jet Kerosene / Fuel OilsPower or Electricity ProviderMining / Metals / MineralsRenewable Energy / BiofuelsOther
AcidsAlcoholsAromaticsBase Oil / Lubes / Motor OilButadiene / C4 / ElastomersFertilizers / Agri ProductsFibre ChainIntermediatesOlefinsOleochemicalsPhenolics, Chlor-alkaliPolymers / Polyolefins / ThermoplasticsSolventsSurfactantsUpstream FeedstockPolyurethane chainSpecialty ChemicalsOther
Crude OilLNG / Natural GasOil Refinery / Refinery Gases / PetroleumNaphthaCoal / HydrocarbonGasoline / Jet Kerosene / Fuel OilsMining / Metals / MineralsAcidsAlcoholsAromaticsBase Oil / Lubes / Motor OilButadiene / C4 / ElastomersFertilizers / Agri ProductsFibre Chain IntermediatesOlefinsOleochemicalsPhenolics, Chlor-alkaliPolymers / Polyolefins / ThermoplasticsSurfactantsSolventsOther
Oil Refinery / Refinery Gases / PetroleumNaphthaAcidsAlcoholsAromaticsBase Oil / Lubes / Motor OilButadiene / C4 / ElastomersFertilizers / Agri ProductsFibre ChainIntermediatesOlefinsOleochemicalsPhenolics, Chlor-alkaliPolymers / Polyolefins / ThermoplasticsSurfactantsSolventsOther
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ConsultingEngineering / ContractorResearch / Information ServiceLaboratory / R&D FacilitySoftware / Technology ServiceOther Consumer Products and ServicesOther Industrial or B2B Services

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