Chemicals that come from petroleum. These chemicals are used in many products such as cosmetics, chewing gum, clothing, and plastic products. Petrochemical products are unhealthy for the planet and our bodies. petrol Another word for gasoline.
Chemical substances produced from petroleum in refinery operations and as fuel oil residues. These include fluoranthene, chrysene, mineral spirits, and refined oils. Petrochemicals are the bases from which volatile organic compounds (VOCs), plastics, and many pesticides are made. These chemical substances are often toxic to humans and the environment.
The Petrochemicals division operates world-scale facilities to supply the Verbund sites with petrochemical feedstocks such as ethylene and propylene, as well as with technical gases such as hydrogen and oxygen. In later processing stages, products in BASF's plasticizers and solvents value-adding chains are produced, as are alkylene oxides and glycols. Typical examples are butanol, phthalic anhydride and ethylene oxide, which are processed primarily within the BASF Verbund.
Chemicals obtained by refining (distilling) crude oil. They are used as raw materials in manufacturing most industrial chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, plastics, synthetic fibers, paints, medicines, and many other products.