Olefin products-namely ethylene, propylene, and butadiene are feedstocks for the production of various polymers, namely polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). IRPC produces 433 KTA of ethylene, 732 KTA of propylene, and 56 KTA of butadiene. Most of these olefins serve as feedstocks for the various manufacturing plants in the IRPC Group.
Furthermore, the olefins plant yields acetylene black as a by-product. This powder-like pure black substance has high electrical conductivity and is thus commonly used in the production of standard batteries and even lithium-ion batteries for electronics and electric vehicles. It is also an electrically conductive additive for polymers and rubber products. IRPC currently produces 4 KTA of acetylene black.