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.


Europe, North America


SDS - Safety Data Sheet
PSB - Product Stewardship Bulletin

Product Data and Technical Information

Corporate Statement

LyondellBasell is a large manufacturer of benzene. Benzene is an olefins co-product produced during the manufacturing process.

Benefits & Applications

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.

Chemical Category

Olefins, Aromatics