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Styrofoam Cups & Plates (3086-CP)
Styrofoam Cups & Plates
Expanded polystyrene foam (EPF) is a plastic material that has special properties due to its structure. Composed of individual cells of low density polystyrene, EPF is extraordinarily light and can support many times its own weight in water. Because its cells are not interconnected, heat cannot ...
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Chemical Production (other) (2890-CP)

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Chemical Production (other) (2890-CP)
Chemical Production - The chemical industry comprises the companies that produce industrial chemicals. These companies convert raw materials (oil, natural gas, air, water, metals, and minerals) into more than 70,000 different products. The plastics industry contains some overlap, as most chemical companies produce plastic as well as other chemicals. Sales of the chemical business can be divided into a few broad categories, including basic chemicals , life sciences, specialty chemicals, and consumer products (about 10 percent). Basic chemicals, or commodity chemicals are a broad chemical category including polymers, bulk petrochemicals and intermediates, other derivatives and basic industrials, inorganic chemicals, and fertilizers. Specialty chemicals include electronic chemicals, industrial gases, adhesives and sealants as well as coatings, industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals, and catalysts. These specialty chemicals include Paints, Coating and Surface Treatments, Advanced Polymers, Adhesives and Sealants, Additives and Pigments and Inks. Consumer products include chemicals such as soaps, detergents, and cosmetics. The largest corporate producers worldwide, each with plants in numerous countries, include BASF, Bayer, Braskem, Celanese/Ticona, Arkema, Dow, DuPont, Eastman Chemical Company, Evonik Industries, ExxonMobil, Formosa Plastics, Givaudan, INEOS, LANXESS, LG Chem, LyondellBasell, Mitsubishi, Monsanto, PPG Industries, SABIC, Shell, Shin-Etsu, Sinopec, Solvay, Sumitomo Chemical and Wanhua along with thousands of smaller firms.
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