Petrochemical

Petrochemical makers are innovating to enable more plastics recycling

As petrochemicals and recycling advancements give old plastic new life over and over again—from shoes and clothes made of recycled plastic recovered from the ocean, to plastic bottles being chemically recycled into fuel and a raw material to make new...

/ March 4, 2019

Toluene: The secret ingredient in stretch jeans

Invented more than a century ago (1873, hat tip to Mr. Levi Strauss), blue jeans have evolved from humble origins into an American wardrobe staple. They’re a fixture for yardwork, office work, a night on the town and running errands....

/ March 4, 2019

A new way of farming gets a boost from petrochemicals

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. With the global population rising and a decline in arable land for crop production, people are looking for solutions to feed a growing world. Hydroponic farming, a technique for growing plants without any...

/ March 3, 2019

Renewable energies rely on Petrochemicals from Oil and Natural Gas

Your browser does not support HTML5 video. With rising demand for renewable energy in the United States, many are turning to solar power to meet their energy needs. But most people don’t know that harvesting the power of the sun...

/ March 3, 2019