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Ethylene and derivatives


Diving into C2 value chain – ethylene and its derivatives from the production technology, to market dynamics (supply, demand, trade), to the applications

Learning topics and objectives

  1. Understand the technologies and their evolution to make polyethylene and other ethylene derivatives
  2. Learn the market and applications of all chemicals in the C2 value chaine, including:
    1. Ethylene and Polyethylene
    2. Oligomers and Linear alpha olefins (LAO)
    3. VCM and PVC
    4. Ethylene oxide (EO) and Ethylene glycol (EG)
    5. Styrene and Polystyrene
    6. Ethanol
  3. Recognise the concept of bio-based chemicals, renewables and green chemicals


  1. Ethylene and Polyethylene: global consumption, leading producers, trade, polymerisation of ethylene; three types of polyethylene, PE technologies; global consumption, leading producers and applications of each type; demonstration on the difference between HDPE and LDPE
  2. Oligomers and Linear alpha olefins (LAO): LAO compositions and their uses; LAO processes (full-range, single fraction and Fischer-Tropsch); major players and global demand
  3. VCM and PVC: EDC/VCM/PVC value chain and top producers; acetylene-based VCM technology from coal; applications and trade of PVC; PVC environmental issues
  4. Ethylene oxide (EO) and Ethylene glycol (EG): EO chemical processes, regional demand, leading producers; EG/MEG chemical processes, leading producers, demand by application and trade
  5. Styrene and Polystyrene: styrene commercial processes, leading producers, trade and demand; main types of polystyrene, i.e. GPPS, HIPS and EPS, demand and applications
  6. Ethanol: ways to synthesize ethanol from different feedstocks; debate on bio-based or green chemicals
Section 2

Ethylene and derivatives

  • Ethylene and Polyethylene
  • Oligomers and Linear alpha olefins (LAO)
  • VCM and PVC
  • Ethylene oxide (EO) and Ethylene glycol (EG)
  • Styrene and Polystyrene
  • Ethanol

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