If you can imagine it, our products are part of it. Petrochemicals are the building blocks that are essential to making the goods that make modern life possible — from paints to plastics, space suits to solar panels, medicines to mobile phones.

All of these things start with just six basic petrochemicals — ethylene, propylene, butylenes, benzene, toluene, xylenes — that are combined with other chemicals and transformed into other materials that make products better.

Petrochemicals do things like:

And, even if you can’t imagine it (yet), petrochemicals are part of the solution to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Innovations like:

Petrochemicals make progress possible.

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