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ICIS Petrochemicals Flowchart

Follow the path of raw materials into everyday applications


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).

The flowchart covers:

  • Energy sources
  • Refining & distillation
  • Feedstocks
  • Cracker products
  • Aromatics & derivatives
  • Olefins & derivatives
  • Chemical intermediates
  • Polymers
  • Applications

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