Figure CH.2: Petrochemicals flowchart. Click on figure to explore the general pathways from crude petroleum and natural gas to raw materials. Upon hovering the mouse over a chemical name, the digest and HTS code(s) associated with the material can be seen. These are general relationships. Chemical reactions involve specific conditions and utilize multiple raw materials.

Representative end-uses for petrochemical inputs:

Auto partsAuto patch compoundsFurniture partsBoatsFibers
FoamsCoatingLacquersAuto steering wheelsKnobs
Pipe filmClothes packagingStrappingRope and twineIndoor/outdoor carpets, matting
PlexiglasLighting panelsRain coatsInflatable toysDraperies
PhonesSynthetic fibersSolventsDetergentsArtificial plywood
Football helmetsEyeglassesComputer housingInstrument lensesHouseware
GasketsGolf ballsFood packagingCratesDrums
Swimming pool linersAntifreezeCupsInsulationButtons