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What plastics are derived from crude oil?
Crude oil is feedstock for just about everything under the sun. When crude oil is refined, its various chemical parts are separated and some become gasoline, some lubricants, …some asphalt, and others the raw materials for plastics and rubber and many more things. Here are some examples of what can be obtained from petroleum (crude oil, natural gas, and/or viscous or solid forms): Fuels - like gasoline, diesel, propane (many people use propane to heat their homes), heating oil Heavy bottoms - like asphalt, bitumen, tar Petrochemicals - used as a feedstock for many everyday products: * plastic gadgets, tools, bags, toys * candles * clothing (polyester, nylon) * hand lotions * petroleum jelly * perfume * dishwashing liquids * ink * bubble gums * car tires * ammonia * heart valves * and many more ---- Crude oil is refined and used to make all these products: * Ethane and other short-chain alkanes which are used as fuel * Diesel * Fuel oils * Petrol * Jet fuel * Kerosene * Liquid petroleum gas (LPG) * Natural gas * Alkenes (olefins) which can be manufactured into plastics or other compounds * Lubricants (produces light machine oils, motor oils, and greases, adding viscosity stabilizers as required). * Wax, used in the packaging of frozen foods, among others. * Sulfur or Sulfuric acid. These are a useful industrial materials. Sulfuric acid is usually prepared as the acid precursor oleum, a byproduct of sulfur removal from fuels. * Bulk tar. * Asphalt * Petroleum coke, used in speciality carbon products or as solid fuel. * Paraffin wax * Aromatic petrochemicals to be used as precursors in other chemical production. Use the links below to learn more.
7% definitely NOT 90%
"Crude oil" is "oil" - petroleum. Plastics such as polyethylene (food containers) and polystyrene (general plastics and styrofoam) are made from fractions of crude oil. P…olycarbonate plastics are made indirectly through the production of phosgene and its use to make acetone and bisphenol-A.
yep. Since it is estimated that only 4% of total the overall processed volume of crude oil is converted into plastics with another 4% used to fuel the plastics production pro…cesses, you can say that plastics are byproducts of Crude Oil.
From each 42-gallon barrel of crude oil, about 19.6 gallons of gasoline and 9.2 gallons of diesel fuel are refined.
Yup. It is. Apparently, plastic's source is crude oil. Hope I helped :P
Plastic is a by product of oil therefore the price should go up
this is a tricky one in that the problem is poo and wee
about 500 bags per barrel
Yes mineral oil is derived from crude oil.. No. Mineral oil is another term for vegetable oil, which is derived from the natural oils of plants, not crude.
By plastic, I believe you meant addition polymers. First of all, crude oil is an incredibly complex mixture of hydrocarbons. When these hydrocarbons are separated using fracti…onal distillation, different alkanes are obtained. When these long-chain alkanes are cracked(process of breaking down the alkanes into smaller hydrocarbons), alkenes (unsaturated hydrocarbons with one more double-bonds) are generally obtained in significant quantities. When these alkenes are put together at around 250 degrees Celsius and at a high pressure of around 2000 atmospheres, the respective addition polymer is formed.
Yes, the bottles and the shampoo itself!
In Fossil Fuels
It's not that what they make plastics with.
No because crude oil does get to the surface so there are bugs that destroy it.
It undergoes a system called undergoing, and is exposed to highheat, for a long time, then cooled into plastic.
In Fossil Fuels
Plastics can be recycled over and over, whether they are made from crude fossil fuel oil, or renewable vegetable oil. So in this sense they are sustainable. The earth has a li…mited supply of crude oil, but when that runs out there will still be some fossil fuel plastics to be recycled.