Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd has shipped the first batch of 2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate from its Propylene Derivative Petrochemical (PDP) complex to Kochi refinery.
Ajith Kumar K, Executive Director, BPCL Kochi Refinery, reported the trucks containing 2-ethylhexyl acrylate to Asian Paints in Satara and Visen Industries in Chennai.
2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate finds application as a raw material to manufacture adhesives, coatings, building materials, acrylic rubber and emulsions.
2-Ethyl Hexyl Acrylate is the latest in a series of six niche petrochemicals from the BPCL Kochi refinery. These niche petrochemicals are produced at the Kochi Refinery Propylene Derivatives Petrochemical Complex, which was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February last year.
Constructed at a cost of ₹6,000 crore, the complex has an acrylic acid unit, an acrylates unit and an oxo-alcohol unit of global size and capacity and will replace importing acrylic acid and will save about ₹4,000 crore in foreign currency.
The acrylic acid unit is the largest single train unit in the world with a capacity of 160,000 TPA.
February 25, 2022