Qatar Chemical Company Ltd ("QChem I")
Established in 1998 as a joint venture company, Q-Chem is owned by MPHC (49%), Chevron Phillips Chemical International Qatar Holdings L.L.C. (“CPCIQH”) (49%) and Qatar Petroleum (QP) (2%).
Ethylene is used as a feedstock for a wide range of chemicals. However, a significant portion of ethylene produced is used by Q-Chem for captive consumption for the production of polyolefins.
Polyolefins: Medium Density Polyethylene (“MDPE”), High Density Polyethylene (“HDPE”)
MDPE and HDPE are linear polymers produced from ethylene through a catalytic production process, and are used primarily in moulding applications to produce bottles, drums, toys and containers. MDPE and HDPE can also be extruded into pipes and films.
Normal Alpha Olefin (“NAO”): 1-Hexene
1-Hexene is an NAO produced via on-purpose technology. The primary use of 1-Hexene is as a co-monomer in the production of polyethylene.
Limited quantities of pyrolysis gasoline are produced and sold locally.