Petrochemicals are the petro chemicals that are obtained from petroleum or sometime from other fossil fuels like coal, natural gas or renewable sources like sugar, corn or cane. There are various kinds of petrochemicals with different chemical properties such as ethylene, benzene, butadiene and they all work different and are used for different-different things.
Petrochemicals are mainly used for dyes, synthetic, fertilizers, detergents, food-additives (they stretches themselves to produce ASA Vitamins ), synthetic shoes-where the soles of the shoes are made of synthetic fibre, that maintains the flexibility of the shoes unlike the regular rubber shoes; plastic bottles also uses petrochemicals, apart from bottles cassettes and CD’s are also made of petrochemicals; petrochemical oil is used to camera films, garbage bags, milk crates and many more things. In short, petrochemical is used to make a lot of things that we use in our day to day to life be it from food or shoes or camera films, it is used everywhere. There are lot of companies that make petrochemicals.
Here is a list of Top Ten Petrochemical Companies in India
10. Nocil Limited
Nocil was established in the 1996 and it is involved in a lot of chemical and non chemical manufacturing of products, of which, rubber is their prime product. The company today is one of the best rubber manufacturing companies in the country. They manufacture a lot of other products as well.
9. Manali Petrochemical
It is an Indian company, founded in the year 1986 with its headquarters based in Chennai. The company mainly manufactures polyols and propylene oxide. It is one of the best Petrochemical Companies in the country. They manufacture various products including automobile seats, garments, mattresses, refrigerators, thermal wear and many more things.
8. DCW Limited
It was the first Soda Ash Factory of India, which was founded in the year 1939 in the district of Gujarat. They now have two manufacturing units, one in Gujarat and the other at teh Sahupuram district of Tamil Nadu. They make several products including liquid chlorine, PVC, Soda Ash, Caustic soda, Utox and many other things.
It was founded in the year 1961 by Nandkishore Mehra and his father Dr. Devichand Mehra and the first manufacturing unit was planted in Mumbai. They soon expanded their business and started manufacturing petroleum jelly by 1965. They manufacture several products, which includes transformer oils which are used in gears, breakers and other things.
Castrol is one of the most common company, which is known to all. It was founded in the year 1899, by Charles ‘cheers’ Wakefield. He started with the manufacturing of vacuum oil, and later expanded its business. The headquarter of this company is in UK and they function in over forty countries. They manufacture various products like engine oils, driveline fluids and many more things.
5. Haldia Petrochemicals Limited
It was founded in the year 1985 and it is one of the best petrochemical chemical company in the world. It is located in Kolkata and they manufacture various products like polythelene, chemicals, polypropylene and many other useful products.
4. Styrolution ABS India private Limited
It was started as a plastic company and later on it emerged and expanded its business. It is one of the biggest petrochemical company in the country and produces quality products.
3. Finolex Industries Limited
It was established in the year 1958, in the Pune city. Today, it is one of the best Petrochemical company and they manufature various products which are used in our day to day life. They have around 15,000 retail outlets across the country.
2. Supreme Petrochem Limited
It was founded in the year 1995 and it has it has two plants, one in Maharashtra and the other one near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It is the second best Petrochemical company in the country and is also registered under the ISO.
1. Reliance Industries Limited
This is the best petrochemical company in the country. Owned by the relaince group, this company was founded in the year 1966. They manufatucre various products like polymers, elastomers, fabrics, polyesters and many more useful products.