Cetex Petrochemicals

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This site provides detailed information on Cetex Petro. It also focuses on the company and the latest market scenario.

Cetex Petro or Cetex Petrochemicals Ltd was established in the year 1990, Chennai (then Madras), in SouthIndia. Cetex Petro plant is located about 20 Kms north of the Chennai in a place called the Manali Industrial Belt. The company imported German technology for the manufacture of its products.

Cetex Petro gets its feedstock from the pipeline drawn from the neighboring Chennai Petroleum Corporation ltd. Recently, Cetex Petro have started development of fine chemicals like specialized pharma intermediates and aroma chemical & essential chemicals. Cetex Petro is also palnning to enter into the business of chemical additives, energy chemicals, lube additives, water treatment chemicals and marine chemicals. It has also entered into joint venture for the marketing of its products by industry leaders like Petro-Canada.,

InIndia, Cetex Petro is the largest producer of Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) and Secondary Butyl Alcohol (SBA). Cetex Petro achieved market leadership inIndia for the high quality of its products and services. Cetex Petro enjoys 60% of market share inIndia. Cetex Petro is the only manufacturer of MEK to be ISO 9001-2000, ISO 14001 and OSHAs 18001 quality standards compliant.

Cetex Petro its main products are -

  • Secondary Butyl Alcohol
  • Methyl Ethyl Ketone
  • Solvent X
  • Solvent XX
  • Solvent XXX
  • LPG

Secondary Butyl Alcohol - is a watery, highly volatile liquid with characteristic odor. Secondary Butanol is non-toxic in nature.

Uses -

  • Pharma intermediates
  • As solvent in Paints and Lacquer industry
  • In production of cleaning compounds
  • Production of Secondary Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose solvents
  • Production of Printing Inks and as a
  • As solvent in flexographic printing
  • Dyes

Methyl Ethyl Ketone is a watery, highly volatile liquid having Acetone-like odor. It is a versatile solvent, capable of dissolving a wide range of substances and miscible with most organic solvents.

Uses -

  • Lubricating oil dewaxing
  • Adhesives
  • Printing Inks
  • Magnetic Audio Video tapes
  • Polyurethane resins
  • Artificial Leather
  • PVC film
  • Leather cloth industry
  • Specialty Paints
  • MEK Oxime manufacture
  • MEK Peroxide manufacture
  • Aroma Chemicals such as Methyl Pentanone
  • Degreasing of metal surfaces
  • Electronic industry

Solvent - X - a pale yellow liquid mixture of Ethyliso Amyl Ketone, higher ketones and secondary Butanol with pleasant smell and is non-toxic in nature.

Uses -

  • Lacquers
  • Pesticides
  • Solvent Cement
  • Printing Inks
  • Leather Cloth units for dissolving Vinyl Resin

Solvent - XX - a clear, colorless, and highly volatile liquid with a characteristic odor and predominantly disecondary butyl ether.

Uses -

  • Printing Ink
  • Thinner
  • Flexographic Printing

Solvent - XXX - a pale yellow, non toxic, highly volatile liquid with turpentine like odor and is flammable and used as a general purpose solvent and diluent.

Uses -

  • As Aliphatic Solvent in thinner
  • Paint manufacturing

LPG - consists of n-Butane up to 95 % with other C4 hydrocarbons being balance 5%. It is a clean fuel.

Uses -

  • In furnace for Glassm Ceramics
  • Tile manufacturing
  • Large industrial applications
  • Domestic and Industrial LPG.

Last Updated on 13 December 2011