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Car manufacturing may have started as mostly metal bashing, but today a huge range of chemicals is needed for antifreeze, hydraulic fluids, batteries, electronics, seating, trim, lighting - and the list goes on.

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The automotive and transport industry is an important consumer of petrochemicals & plastic resins in construction, safety, comfort and performance.

Plastics used included polypropylene, polyurethanes, polyvinyl chloride, styrenics, ABS, polycarbonate, polyamide and polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) for the bumpers, headlights, doors, windows, dashboards, headrests, airbags, upholstery, thermal and electrical insulation. Some of these plastics are subject to extreme heat and light, so plastics need to be resistant or use polymer stabilisers to prolong the life of the component.

The vehicle's weight is reduced with the use of plastics and, together with the addition of antioxidants to fuel and the use of lubricants, engine performance is improved and fuel consumption reduced.

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AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORT

Products & Applications

ACETIC ACID • VINYL ACETATE

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Methanol

Applications: Clean Fuels

Ethyl Acetate

Applications: Paints | Coatings

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ACRYLIC ACID & ACRYLATE ESTERS

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Acrylic Acid

Applications: Acrylic-based Paints

Methyl Methacrylate

Applications: Windows | Displays | Aircraft Windows | Police Car Glass

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BIO-MATERIALS & INTERMEDIATES

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Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Antifreeze | Engine Coolant | De-icer | Break Fluid | Hydraulic Fluid

Crude Palm Oil

Applications: Biodiesel

Palm Fatty Acid Distillate

Applications: Biodiesel Production

Succinic Acid

Applications: De-icing

Ethanol

Applications: Gasoline Component

n-Butanol

Applications: Glycol Ether Production

PET Packaging Resin

Applications: Headlight Housings

Adipic Acid

Applications: Nylon 66 Fibre & Resin Production

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Polyurethane Components

Polyether Polyols

Applications: Rigid & Flexible Foams

Viscose Fibres

Applications: Tyrecord

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CHLOR-ALKALI & DERIVATIVES

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PVC

Applications: Doors | Pipes | Cables | Dashboard

Propylene Oxide

Applications: Fibreglass Composites

TDI

Applications: Flexible Foams for Car Seats

MDI

Applications: Polyurethane Production - Foams | Coatings

Carbon Tetrachloride

Applications: Precursor for Air Conditioner Fluids

Chloroethanes

Applications: Precursor for Air Conditioner Fluids

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ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTICS

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Polyamide Resin

Applications: Coatings | Gears | Bearings | Housings

Polycarbonate Resin

Applications: Windows | Bumpers | Headlights | Unbreakable Glass

Polyacetal Resin

Applications: Trim | Fuel Systems

PBT Resin

Applications: Bumpers | Door Handles | Carburetors

ABS

Applications: Body Panels | Dashboards | Wheels

SAN

Applications: Body Panels | Dashboards | Wheels

Acrylonitrile

Applications: ABS for Body Panels | Safety Shells | Trim | Carbon Fibre

Adipic Acid

Applications: Nylon 66 Fibre & Resin Production

Bisphenol A

Applications: Epoxy Primer Coatings

Butadiene

Applications: ABS Production

Caprolactam

Applications: Nylon 6 Fibre & Resin Production

Methanol

Applications: Clean Fuels

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Antifreeze | Engine Coolant | De-icer | Brake Fluid | Hydraulic Fluid

Styrene

Applications: ABS Production

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EPOXY RESINS & CO-REACTANTS

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Epoxy Resins

Applications: Coatings | Adhesives | Composites

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ETHYLENE GLYCOLS • EO & EODs

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Ethanolamines

Applications: Corrosion Inhibitor

Glycol Ethers

Applications: Brake Fluids | Waxes | Paints

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Antifreeze | Engine Coolant | De-icer | Break Fluid | Hydraulic Fluid

DEG/TEG

Applications: Antifreeze

Antifreeze

Applications: Engine Coolant

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MALEIC ANHYDRIDE • 1,4-BUTANEDIOL & DERIVATIVES

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Butadiene

Applications: ABS Production

Maleic Anhydride

Applications: Lube Oil Additives

Succinic Acid

Applications: De-icing

UPR

Applications: Body Panels | Mouldings | Marine Construction | Glass Re-inforced Plastics

PBT Resin

Applications: Bumpers | Door Handles | Carburetors

Propylene Oxide

Applications: Fibreglass Composites

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Polyurethane Components

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ORTHOXYLENE • PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE

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UPR

Applications: Body Panels | Mouldings | Marine Construction | Glass Re-inforced Plastics

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Polyurethane Components

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PHENOL • ACETONE & DERIVATIVES

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Phenol

Applications: Phenolic Resins for Moulding Powders

Methyl Methacrylate

Applications: Windows | Displays | Aircraft Windows | Police Car Glass

Bisphenol A

Applications: Flame Retardant

Polycarbonate Resin

Applications: Windows | Bumpers | Headlights | Unbreakable Glass

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PLASTICISERS • OXO ALCOHOLS

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n-Butanol

Applications: Glycol Ether Production

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POLYAMIDE & INTERMEDIATES

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Phenol

Applications: Phenolic Resins for Moulding Powders

Adipic Acid

Applications: Nylon 66 Fibre & Resin Production

HMDA

Applications: Nylon 66 Fibre & Resin Production

AH Salt

Applications: Nylon 66 Fibre & Resin Production

Caprolactam

Applications: Nylon 6 Fibre & Resin Production

Polyamide Fibre

Applications: Airbags | Seatbelts | Tyrecord

Polyamide Resin

Applications: Coatings | Gears | Bearings | Housings

Polyamide Tyre Cord

Applications: Cross-ply Tyre Construction

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POLYESTER & INTERMEDIATES

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Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Antifreeze | Engine Coolant | De-icer | Break Fluid | Hydraulic Fluid

Polyester Filament

Applications: Carpeting | Seatbelts

PET Packaging Resin

Applications: Headlight Housings

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POLYURETHANES & INTERMEDIATES

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Toluene

Applications: Gasoline Blending

MDI

Applications: Polyurethane Production - Foams | Coatings

TDI

Applications: Flexible Foams for Car Seats

Propylene Oxide

Applications: Fibreglass Composites

Monopropylene Glycol

Applications: Antifreeze | Engine Coolant | Marine Construction| Hydraulic Fluid | Lubricant

Adipic Acid

Applications: Nylon 66 Fibre & Resin Production

Polyether Polyols

Applications: Rigid & Flexible Foams

Polyester Polyols

Applications: Polyurethane Components

PU Coatings

Applications: Aircraft Finish Coating

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FIBRES & INTERMEDIATES

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Polyamide Fibre

Applications: Airbags | Seatbelts | Tyrecord

Polyester Filament

Applications: Carpeting | Seatbelts

Polypropylene Fibre

Applications: Carpet

Viscose Fibres

Applications: Tyrecord

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UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESINS

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UPR

Applications: Body Panels | Mouldings | Marine Construction | Glass Re-inforced Plastics

Maleic Anhydride

Applications: Lube oil additives

DEG/TEG

Applications: Antifreeze

Monoethylene Glycol

Applications: Antifreeze | Engine Coolant | De-icer | Break Fluid | Hydraulic Fluid

Monopropylene Glycol

Applications: Antifreeze | Engine Coolant | Marine Construction | Hydraulic Fluid | Lubricant

Styrene

Applications: ABS Production

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OLEFINS

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Butadiene

Applications: ABS Production

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POLYOLEFINS

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HDPE

Applications: Body Panels | Insulation

LDPE

Applications: Body Panels | Cable Insulation

LLDPE

Applications: Body Panels | Cable Insulation

Polypropylene

Applications: Tanks | Cables | Bumpers

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AROMATICS

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Toluene

Applications: Gasoline Blending

Styrene

Applications: ABS Production

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Tecnon OrbiChem provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of markets, prices, developments and commercialisation of chemicals, polymers and fibres, to allow informed decisions by buyers, sellers, marketers, commercial planners and company executives in automotive and transport industries. Such services, aimed at immediate commercial needs, are accompanied by supply-demand analyses which provide deeply researched data in support of long-term planning.

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Tecnon OrbiChem provides monthly reports on many of the chemicals used in automobile manufacturing, including antifreeze and glycol ethers for brake fluid, as well as plastics, such as polycarbonate, ABS, nylon and PVC, and coatings such as epoxy resins and PVA. The reports monitor markets worldwide to describe pricing, trading and the market situation.

Extensive data are collected on the supply and demand of specific chemicals and polymers used in automotive construction.

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