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Petrochemicals: the role of graphite in petrochemical processes

Petrochemical products are obtained after the transformation of petroleum and natural gas. Some of the products obtained from petrochemicals are different gases, petroleum, benzene, ethylene, among many others.

Petrochemicals: the role of graphite in petrochemical processes

Petrochemical products are obtained after the transformation of petroleum and natural gas. Some of the products obtained from petrochemicals are: different gases, petroleum, benzene, ethylene, among many others.

Graphite is of utmost importance in the processes of this industry, as it is useful to maximize the extraction processes of these raw materials.

Products derived from petrochemicals

Here we list some products derived from the petrochemical industry divided according to their use.

According to their chemical composition, these can be sorted into: olefins, aromatics and gas derivatives. Some examples include:

  1. **Plastics: resins, asphalts, gases and synthetic fibers. Also, solvents such as alcohols, acetone and perfume essences are extracted.
  2. emical products: sh as carbon black, for paints and tires; sulfur, for sulfuric acid; and antifreeze, for radiators. Also, soaps or detergents for industrial and household use.
  3. rtilizers and herbicides: wch help prevent pests from affecting crops such as corn, wheat, rice, etc.
  4. nthetic fibers: sh as nylon, lac, rayon or even carbon fibers.
  5. quefied gas: ud as fuel for automobiles and in some cases as refrigerant liquid for air conditioning, drying or cooling.

Graphite in the petrochemical industry

The petrochemical products mentioned above can only be created thanks to technological advances, in conjunction with various synthetic materials and minerals for process handling.

e of the main materials with inert chemical composition and characteristics is graphite The physical and chemical properties of graphite in its various presentations, make it an important ally of petrochemistry and chemistry in general.

Graphite has multiple applications such as: aided packaging, carbon fibers for thermal coatings, foils for sealing and fluid handlingamong other products.

Graphite products are resistant to high temperatures and resist pressure during processing to create petrochemical products. As a result, they prevent or reduce the risk of accidents or spills.

In the creation of petrochemical products, graphite gaskets and braided graphite foils are used as flanges in all types of high pressure pipelines because they are resistant to corrosion, temperature and corrosive organic agents.

Graphite solutions for the petrochemical industry

The petrochemical industry is an important engine of the global economy, as petrochemical products are of utmost importance. It is in constant development, which allows it to continue to satisfy particular needs.

It is important to know at are the products derived from the petrochemical industrynd how this industry provides decisive elements compared to other industries.

In ESGRAF we will continue to contribute to this and other industries with graphite products in different presentations. Contact us to give you the best advice on graphite solutions.