MTBE plant started commercial operation in April 1991 with the introduction of Snamprojetti technology. This plant uses C4 Raffinate-1 and methanol remaining after extraction of butadiene(1,3BD) in the BD Plant as feedstock to produce MTBE in the MTBE synthesis unit and cracks it to produce high-purity isobutene and butene-1.
|MTBE||Used as high-octane gasoline improver booster.|
|ISOBUTENE||Used as raw materials for cable insulated coating, automotive parts, paint and adhesives.|
|BUTENE-1||Used as feedstock for copolymer and Polybutene-1 (raw material for pipes), MEK (Printer ink, adhesive) of the Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) manufacturing unit.|