Lower Olefins

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Lower Olefins are a major intermediary raw material for the petrochemical industry.India is anticipated to be one of the major players in the global scenario.

Lower Olefins are by products of petroleum refining derived from cracking of the feedstock from basic materials like natural gas and crude oil. The major olefin products are ethane, propane, butane and the C4 derivatives. These chemical compounds are used to produce plastics, as chemical intermediates, and as industrial solvents.

India presently is one of the largest producers of lower olefins to support its growing petrochemicals industry. The growth in theIndian Petrochemical Industry has anticipated thatIndia has the potential to expand its market globally and become one of major exporter of intermediary raw materials for the production of end use commodities.

Being an important intermediate base material the lower olefins for the production of several end use products, the growth of this sector would depend heavily on the demand of the end use commodities. The demand and supply trends of the feedstock are a very important factor of pricing of the products.

The uses of Lower Olefins:

  • Plastic Industry
  • Industrial Solvents Industry
  • Industrial Cleaning Agents Industry

The Lower Olefin Complexes are:

  • IPCL, Vadodara Naphtha Cracker
  • RIL, Hazira Naphtha/ NGL Dual Feed
  • IPCL, Gandhar Gas
  • OSWAL Agro, Mumbai
  • NOCIL, Mumbai
  • IPCL, Nagothane
  • GAIL, Auriya
  • Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd., Haldia
  • Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymers Ltd., is a proposed complex coming up as a joint venture of GAIL (India) Ltd and the Government of Assam

The major manufacturer and exporters of Lower Olefins inIndia:

  • AB EnterprisesIndia
  • Kanad Chemicals
  • Triveni Chemicals
  • Mahavir Pharma Industries
  • Khatau Valabhdas & Co.
  • Polygel Technologies (I) Ltd.
  • Kutch Chemical Industries limited
  • Anagha Datta Trade
  • Venus Chemicals
  • Kimiay Exir Chemical Ind Co
  • D.K. Pharma chem Pvt Ltd
  • Universal Aromatic
  • Khodiyar Chemical Corporation
  • Sigma Solvents Pvt. Ltd
  • Egychem Co
  • Sigma Solvents
  • Kerox
  • Ibis Chemie International
  • Pure Solvi-Chem Industries
  • Anjanee Chemical Industries
  • Grace
  • Purify Chemicel Ltd.
  • El kanadeel Group
  • Jaywant Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Venus Impex
  • Indo Amines Ltd.

Last Updated on 13 December 2011