Petroleum can be defined as a thick, flammable, yellow-to-black mixture of gaseous, liquid, and solid hydrocarbons that occurs naturally beneath the earth's surface and can be separated into fractions.
These include natural gas, gasoline, naphtha, kerosene, fuel, and lubricating oils, paraffin wax, and asphalt. Petrochemicals are chemical products derived from petroleum. Some chemical compounds made from petroleum are also obtained from other fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas, or renewable sources such as corn, palm fruit or sugarcane. The two most common petrochemicals classes are olefins and aromatics. KINETIK GROUP is into trading of almost 200 different petrochemicals.
Commercial industry : Raw crude oil and natural gas are purified into a relatively small number of hydrocarbons (combinations of hydrogen and carbon). These are used directly in manufacturing and transportation or act as feedstock to make other chemicals.
Medicine : Petrochemicals play many roles in medicine because they are used to create resins, films, and plastics.
Food preservation : Petrochemicals are used to make most food preservatives . Also, petrochemicals are used to make many chocolates and candies. Food colorings made with petrochemicals are used in a surprising number of products including chips, packaged foods, and canned or jarred foods.
Agriculture : These chemicals are used to make everything from plastic sheeting and mulch to pesticides and fertilizers. Plastics are also used to make twine, silage, and tubing.
Household : Petrochemicals find their way into a plethora of household items such as carpers, crayons, dyes, shampoos to name a few.