Base Chemical

Hanwha Total Petrochemical produces highly purified basic petrochemicals and base chemicals 
such as ethylene, propylene, SM, and PX, which are used as raw materials for petrochemical products

INTRODUCTION
As for base chemical business, Hanwha Total Petrochemical produces the base chemicals of
petrochemical industry, such as ethylene, propylene, butadiene, benzene, toluene,
para-xylene and styrene monomer to supply to customer.

Chemical stocks / paints / adhesives / electronic materials / solvents for pesticide / inks

BUSINESS STATUS
Hanwha Total Petrochemical is strengthening the competitiveness of raw materials by producing naphtha
optimized for NCC and each aromatics plant through its condensate fractionation unit (CFU), and a condensate
(ultra-light oil) refining facility. In regards to Hanwha Total Petrochemical's flagship products, paraxylene (PX)
and styrene monomer (SM), Hanwha Total boasts the highest level of production scale among the domestic
petrochemical companies. In case of SM, Hanwha Total Petrochemical has the largest production capacity
of 1.06 million tons per year in Korea and PX also shows annual output of about 2 million tons,
which is the largest as a single plant in Korea.

PRODUCTS
Find out about different types of Base chemical.

  • SM
    Styrene Monomer
    It is a liquid type product with a unique odor, produced by reacting ethylbenzene,  a compound of benzene and ethylene, which is used as a raw material  for polystyrene (PS), SBR, ABS.
    ex) A raw material for PS, SBR, ABS
  • BZ
    Benzene
    It is an aromatic product in liquid form with a unique odor, which is produced in an aromatics plant with toluene and xylene and used as a raw material for styrene monomer (SM).
    ex) A raw material for SM
  • PX
    Para-Xylene
    It is a colorless transparent liquid produced by distilling or bisecting xylene produced  in the aromatics plant. It is used as a raw material for high purity terephthalic acid (PTA).
    ex) A raw material for PTA
  • EG
    Ethylene Glycol
    It is a colorless odorless liquid form product, which is produced by reacting ethylene oxide  (EO) produced by oxidizing ethylene with water. It is used as a raw material for antifreeze,  or for polyester products when it added with PTA.
    ex) A raw material for antifreeze, polyester
  • EO
    Ethylene Oxide
    It is a colorless gas at room temperature and has high reactivity with various compounds,  which resulting in having strong sterilizing power and insecticidal power.   It is used as a gaseous disinfectant for medical devices and packaging containers.  Hanwha Total Petrochemical produces EG by reacting EO with water.
    ex) A gaseous disinfectant for medical devices and packaging containers
  • EL
    Ethylene
    It is a basic petrochemical (C2) produced by pyrolizing naphtha, and LPG, which is  colorless gas at room temperature and is in liquid form at high pressure and low  temperature (-104˚C) environment. It is used as a raw material for ethylene-based  products such as polyethylene (PE) and PVC.
    ex) A raw material for PE, PVC
  • PL
    Propylene
    It is a basic petrochemical (C3) produced by pyrolyzing naphtha in NCC along with ethylene.  It is in colorless gas form at room temperature. It is used as a raw material for  propylene-based products such as polypropylene (PP).
    ex) A raw material for PP
  • BD
    Butadiene
    It is a gaseous raw material with n unique odor at room temperature, which is extracted  from basic petrochemical (C4) produced as a by-product during naphtha decomposition.  It is used as a raw material for synthetic rubber such as SBR, and BR.
    ex) A raw material for synthetic rubber such as SBR, and BR