Chemical Conversion Factors

Tons of raw material required for 1 ton of product under world average conditions, not necessarily representative of best modern technology.

ACETALDEHYDE TO:

Ethyl Acetate 1.10

ACETIC ACID TO:

Butyl Acetate 0.53
Ethyl Acetate 0.69
Vinyl Acetate 0.75

ACETONE TO:

Acetone cyanohydrin 0.76
Bisphenol A 0.29

ACRYLONITRILE TO:

ABS 0.25
Acrylic Fibre 0.97
Nitrile Rubber 0.35

ADIPIC ACID TO:

Nylon 66 Resin 0.66

BENZENE TO:

Alkylbenzene 0.38
Aniline 0.88
Cumene 0.70
Cyclohexane 0.94
Ethylbenzene 0.76
Styrene 0.79
Maleic Anhydride 1.15

BISPHENOL A TO:

Epoxy Resin 0.75
Polycarbonate Resin 0.91

BUTADIENE TO:

ABS Resins 0.25
Chloroprene 0.80
Nitrile Rubber 0.66
Polybutadiene Rubber 1.00
SBR 0.60

CAPROLACTAM TO:

Nylon 6 Resin 1.02

CHLORINE TO:

ethylene Chloride (Cl + MeCl) 0.85
Chloroform (Cl + MeCl) 1.28
Carbon Tetrachloride (Cl + MeCl) 1.45
Vinyl Chloride (indirect) 0.59
Ethylene Dichloride 0.75
Allyl Chloride (AC) 1.25
Propylene Oxide (Cl + AC) 1.35
Epichlorohydrin (Cl + AC) 0.85
Epichlorohydrin (Cl + propylene) 1.85
Epichlorohydrin (HCl + glycerol) 0.85
Phosgene 0.72
MDI 0.60
Toluene Diisocyanate 0.90
Polycarbonate 0.45
Phosphorus Trichloride 0.70

CUMENE TO:

Phenol 1.35
Acetone 2.25

CYCLOHEXANE TO:

Adipic Acid 0.72
Caprolactam 1.03

DICHLOROETHANE (EDC) TO:

VCM 1.62

DMT TO:

PES Filament 1.08
PES Film 1.10
PET Resin/PES Staple 1.02

ETHYLBENZENE TO:

Styrene 1.06

ETHYLENE TO:

Acetaldehyde 0.67
Ethanol 0.63
Ethylbenzene 0.26
EDC 0.29
Ethylene Oxide 0.84
MEG (only) 0.60
Polyethylene-HD 1.05
Polyethylene-LD 1.03
Styrene 0.29
Vinyl Acetate 0.32
Vinyl Chloride 0.49

2-ETHYLHEXANOL TO:

Dioctyl Phthalate 0.69

ETHYLENE OXIDE TO:

MEG (only) 0.72

HMDA TO:

Nylon 66 Resin 0.52

ISOCYANATES TO:

Rigid PU foam (MDI) 0.60
Flex. PU foam (TDI) 0.35

ORTHOXYLENE TO:

Phthalic Anhydride 0.96

PARAXYLENE TO:

DMT 0.64
PTA 0.67

PHENOL TO:

Bisphenol A 0.88
Caprolactam 0.89
Phenolic Resin 0.82

PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE TO:

Dioctyl Phthalate 0.39
UPE Resin 0.25

PROPYLENE TO:

Acrylonitrile 1.10
Butyraldehyde 0.88
Cumene 0.36
Epichlorohydrin 0.64
2-Ethylhexanol 0.80
Isopropanol 0.75
Polypropylene 1.02
Propylene Oxide 0.85
MPG (only) 0.68
MPG (only) 0.80
Polyether Polyols 0.85

PTA TO:

PES Filament 0.92
PES Film 0.94
PET Resin/PES Staple 0.87

STYRENE TO:

ABS Resins 0.55
Polystyrene GP/HIPS 1.00/0.95
Polystyrene Expandable 1.00
SB Rubber 0.35
UPE Resins 0.33

TOLUENE TO:

Benzene 1.20
Phenol 1.15
TDI 0.65

VINYL ACETATE TO:

Polyvinylacetate 1.02

VINYL CHLORIDE TO:

Polyvinylchloride (PVC) 1.03