Benzene is an aromatic chemical. It is used to produce styrene, phenol and cyclohexane. These products are used in the production of nylon, plastics, synthetic rubber and polystyrene.
LyondellBasell is a large manufacturer of benzene. Benzene is an olefins co-product produced during the manufacturing process.
Benzene is used in the production of styrene, polystyrene and synthetic rubber; phenol, a component in phenolic resins and adhesives; and cyclohexane, a precursor of caprolactam and adipic acid, both used in nylon production.
The use of LyondellBasell benzene in the following applications is prohibited:
- Oil exploration, downhole drilling applications