Oil and Gas Forecast

Oil and Gas Forecast

Oil and Gas Forecast: Based on a forecast of slowing oil supply growth and the most stable oil demand growth, EIA expects global oil inventories will fall by almost 0.2 million b/d in 2021. Given the expectation of inventory builds in 2020 and draws in 2021, EIA forecasts Brent prices will average $65/b in 2020 […]

History, Technology and Scientific Research

History, Technology and Scientific Research Distillation tower in Refinery: History, Technology and Scientific Research: The primary purpose of the atmospheric distillation tower is to separate crude oil into its components (or distillation cuts, distillation fractions) for further processing by other processing units. Also, atmospheric distillation typically provides most of the feed for the other process […]

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) was one of the first plastics discovered and is also one of the most extensively used. It is derived from salt (57%) and oil or gas (43%). It is the world’s third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene. PVC comes in two basic forms: rigid (sometimes abbreviated as RPVC) […]

Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR)

Styrene Butadiene (SBR) rubber, durable and economical rubber that provides excellent abrasion resistance and can be used in a wide range of industrial applications. Made from a blend of styrene and butadiene polymers, (SBR) exhibits similar properties to natural rubber. SBR is often used in place of natural rubber for many applications due to the […]

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, or ABS, is an opaque thermoplastic. It is an amorphous polymer comprised of three monomers, acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene. ABS is most commonly polymerized through the emulsification process or the expert art of combining multiple products that don’t typically combine into a single product. When the three monomers are combined, the acrylonitrile develops […]

General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS)

General Purpose Polystyrene, often referred to in its acronym form GPPS, is made from a styrene monomer polymer through a process of suspension. It is a solid product that is generally see through and compressed in granule form to produce a range of products. It is has a high gloss finish and is clear. General […]

High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)

High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is a versatile, economical and impact-resistant plastic that is easy to machine and fabricate. Impact Polystyrene is often specified for low strength structural applications when impact resistance, machinability, and low cost are required. It is frequently used machining pre-production prototypes since it has excellent dimensional stability and is easy to fabricate […]


Polystyrene is one of the largest volume commodity thermoplastics that can be converted into a large number of semi-finished products like foams, films, and sheets. This amorphous, nonpolar and low-cost thermoplastic has excellent optical clarity due to the lack of crystallinity, good chemical resistance to diluted acids and bases, no odor and taste, and excellent […]

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE) is a general-purpose thermoplastic polymer which belongs to the polyester family of polymers. Polyester resins are known for their excellent combination of properties such as mechanical, thermal, chemical resistance as well as dimensional stability. Polyethylene Terephthalate is used in several packaging applications as mentioned below: Because PET is an excellent water and […]

Polycarbonate (PC)

Polycarbonate is a dimensionally stable, transparent thermoplastic with a structure that allows for outstanding impact resistance. With high-performance properties, PC is the leading plastic material for various applications that demand high functioning temperatures and safety features. Because of its durable make-up, polycarbonate is often the preferred thermoplastic over materials like PMMA and Acrylic. Polycarbonates are […]