Petrochemicals

Butylenes: Getting You from A to B — and Beyond

As research continues to yield breakthroughs in modern transportation, the evidence clearly shows that petrochemicals are integral to the future of travel. From self-healing tires that could save drivers from the repair shop to high-tech space suits enabling new discoveries,...

/ March 12, 2018

Stain Proof, Sweat Proof and Bullet Proof —Xylene Makes Us All Superheroes

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. In the days before stain-resistant carpets and upholstery, keeping muddy dogs and kids’ shoes off the furniture and out of the living room was a full-time job. However, manufacturers have now figured out...

/ March 12, 2018

Taking Off for Family Time? Jet Fuel Makes it Happen

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. On any given day, more than 80,000 U.S. flights carry passengers to and from vacations, business trips, and visits to friends and family. We are fortunate to live in a time when planes...

/ March 11, 2018

Gasoline Fuels Ambition—and First Jobs

Last spring,11-year-old Q’yaron Gadsonrode his bicycle up to a neighbor mowing his lawn to ask if he could assume the job that summer to gain work experience. The neighbor thanked him but declined, responding that his own 15-year-old son would...

/ March 10, 2018