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What is propylene?

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Propylene is globally known as one of the most widely used petrochemical derivatives. Propylene is a toxic and hazardous chemical. It is also highly inflammable in nature. It is used as a raw material for the production of various chemicals like polypropylene, propylene oxide, acrylic acid, acrylonitrile, cumene, oxo-alcohols, isopropyl alcohol, acrylic acid, acrylated, isobutyl benzene, and EPDM rubbers. After ethylene, it is known to be the second largest chemical used globally.

Propylene is used in the production of films, fibers, containers, packaging, and caps and closures. The increasing demand for various industries such as automotive, construction, textiles, paints, coatings and packaging has increased the demand for propylene globally. There are mainly three grades of propylene: polymer grade, chemical grade and refinery grade.

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