Chemicals are feedstock for further manufacturing processes from which our end-customers receive finished products such as fibres, synthetic resins, paints, solvents, cleaners and other auxiliary equipment for various types of industry.
Toluene is a clear, colourless, water-insoluble and highly volatile liquid with a characteristic sweet and pungent odour. It is an irritant to the eyes, skin, nose and lungs. Toluene is a dangerous fire hazard and can lead to a flashback due to its heavy vapour. It is an aromatic hydrocarbon that is widely used as an industrial feedstock and as a solvent.
Xylene is a clear, colourless and highly volatile mixture of xylene isomers with a characteristic odour. Its toxicity is much less compared to benzene. Xylene is flammable at room temperature; therefore it constitutes a fire hazard. It is insoluble in water, but mixes readily with many organic solvents.
Ortho-xylene is a clear and colourless liquid with a characteristic odour. Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause a skin rash. It is flammable at room temperature. Ortho-xylene reacts violently with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.
Sulphur produced in MOL Group’s Refineries is a pale yellow liquid material. It is transported and handled at elevated temperature (typically 143°C) to prevent solidification and to makes transfers easier. Sulphur reacts violently with strong oxidizing agents causing fire and explosion hazards. Elemental sulphur is not toxic, but many simple sulphur derivates are, such as sulphur dioxide (SO2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S).
Benzene is a colourless and highly flammable liquid with a sweet smell and relatively high melting point.