Products that Reduce Environmental Impact

AlphaPlus® NAO Drilling Fluids Set the Benchmark
Drilling fluids are used in well drilling to cool the drill bit and help remove rocky cuttings from the base of the hole. Those cuttings are then pumped to the rig platform for cleaning and further disposal.
Enter Chevron Phillips Chemical scientists who developed a groundbreaking solution – an internal olefins base fluid using AlphaPlus® NAOs. The product’s characteristics not only met EPA and federal regulations, but provided the quality and performance needed for the job. Twenty years later, Chevron Phillips Chemical’s NAO blend is considered the benchmark for the federal standard for offshore drilling fluids.
 Dimethyl disulfide
Dimethyl disulfide is used to reduce coking and extend catalyst life in the manufacture of commercial fuels from environmentally friendly feedstocks, such as non-edible oils and agricultural waste.
 
Soltrol® isoparaffin 100, 125 and 130 solvents carry the Low Vapor Pressure/Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) designation in the State of California and meet Food and Drug Administration regulations for use in a variety of applications, including animal feeds, defoamers, cosmetics, household goods, water treatment products, waterless hand cleaner, paper for dry food contact and lubricant with incident food contact.
 Marlex® high density polyethylene
Marlex®
high density polyethylene (HPDE) products are used in rigid packaging formats that are widely recycled, including milk, detergent, oil and pharmaceutical bottles and coffee containers. We also produce polyethylene resins that can be used with recycled resins.
 Marlex® polyethylene
Marlex® polyethylene is used in flexible packaging
that reduces food waste by extending the shelf-life of pre-packaged fresh produce, meats, cheeses and bakery items. Flexible packaging made with Marlex® polyethylene also provides more efficient transportation of packaging to filling sites. As an example, the use of flexible packaging for pasta sauces reduces the number of truckloads of unfilled packages from 26 for unfilled glass jars to one for an equal number of plastic pouches.
 
 
Marlex® Polyethylene geomembrane pond liners and landfills are used to prevent leeching, water contamination and cracking.
 
Low viscosity grades of Synfluid® polyalphaolefins allow our customers to produce bio-based aerobically biodegradable lubricants with excellent product properties when blended with vegetable oils. PAOs also allow formulators to produce energy efficient synthetic engine oils with long drain intervals, both of which provide environmental benefits by reducing fuel consumption and reducing the amount of waste oil.
 
Resins made with the MarTECH™ loop slurry process are the overwhelming choice for liquid food containers, household and industrial chemical (HIC) containers, pipe, geomembranes, industrial drums and many other large-scale applications. Polyethylene resins made from the MarTECH™ loop technology account for more than 20 percent of worldwide HDPE.
 
HDPE pipePerformance Pipe’s HDPE pipe systems require significantly less energy to fabricate, transport and install than metal or concrete alternatives, in part because HDPE is flexible and can be fused, which allows for trenchless installation. Corrosion resistance and long service life, along with the energy savings, provide an exceptional balance of economic value and performance. In addition, HDPE pipes are resistant to rapid crack propagation and can be joined by a heat fusion process that results in joints that are essentially leak free. These advantages make HDPE pipe the preferred choice for municipal gas distribution systems. Additionally, HDPE pipe helps to prevent sewage toxins from contaminating soil and groundwater, and as well as preserve natural resources in other applications such as water distribution.
 
HDPE resins extend life of product - ADS® MEGA GREEN® pipe is designed for a variety of storm water management applications and has the added benefit of containing a minimum recycled content of 40 percent. Leveraging the ADS® Material Science technology that has been developed over the last twenty-five years, MEGA GREEN® pipe contains Chevron Phillips Chemical's HDPE resins, which when combined with select high-quality HDPE recycled materials, brings outstanding mechanical properties and long-term service life to the project owners.
 
Lighter weight HDPE milk jugs - Over the last several decades, plastic milk jugs made from plastics like our Marlex® HDPE have evolved to the point that they are now more environmentally friendly than bottles made with a renewable alternative polymer. A study by Franklin Associates compared PLA (polymerized lactic acid), gable top cartons and refillable glass bottles to HDPE milk jugs. It determined that HDPE produces 34 percent less waste, emits 40 percent less greenhouse gases (GHG) and uses 25 percent less energy than PLA. Compared to gable top cartons, HDPE produces 39 percent less waste and emits 24 percent less GHG. Additionally, HDPE produces 80 percent less waste and emits 38 percent less GHG compared to refillable glass bottles.
 
E-III Fire Training Fluid burns cleaner than diesel fuel and is used in the largest fire training facilities.

Scentinel® gas odorants are used as stenching agents which are added to inherently odorless natural gases, such as propane, to enable quick detection of leaks for safety and to help minimize environmental releases.
 
Chevron Phillip Chemical’s Sulfole® 120 mercaptan is being used by adhesive manufacturers as a polymer modifier to create adhesive properties in a pre-planting soil designed to plant multiple trees more efficiently and improve their chances of growth.
 
mLLDPE or the Shrink Wrap Innovation also known as shrink film, a material made out of polymer plastic film improves the value chain and encourages more recycling. Shrink wrap is a plastic film that you can wrap around any object, no matter the size or shape. Heat is then applied to the surface, which causes the plastic to shrink. As it shrinks, it conforms to the shape of the object and seals itself.
 
Products that Improve Safety

EcoSolv®EcoSolv® Dry Cleaning fluid is a 100 percent biodegradable, hydrocarbon-based substitute for the perchloroethylene (PERC) traditionally used for dry cleaning, which is not readily biodegradable. Virtually odor-free, Eco-Solv® DCF is easily recycled filtered and distilled within the cleaning process to remove impurities and is ideal for cleaning delicate fabrics and accessories, such as special trim and buttons.
 Scentinel®
In addition to their environmental benefits, Scentinel® gas odorants provide suppliers an effective warning system for leaks to help ensure the safety of their products.
 
 
Performance Pipe products and Marlex® HDPE are used in highway crash barriers across the U.S.
 
Orfom® D8 Depressant is used to separate molybdenum from copper, an important process for many electrical applications. Its aqueous solution maximizes safety, handling issues associated with alternative reagent preparation and is less odorous and toxic than most traditional depressants.
 
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Orfom® CO-210 is used in mining applications to increase the recovery of desired metals such as copper or molybdenum while significantly decreasing the objectionable odor such reagents have produced in the past.
 
Marlex® polyethyleneMarlex® polyethylene doubles the life of outdoor structures as compared to an industry standard UV-8 rated rotomolding product. In this application, the Marlex® polyethylene provides more environmental stress cracking resistance so the structures do not need to be replaced as often, yielding less material usage, lower cost of upkeep and less cost over the lifetime of the structure.
 
PA-18 Polyanhydride Resin (PA-18) acts as a waterproofing agent in sunscreen and is gentle enough to be used in children’s formulations.
 
ForSField Epoxy, an epoxy coating, provides enhanced long-term protection against corrosion where other products will not work.
 
 
Products that Improve Health
N-propyl mercaptan is used in agricultural applications to deter nematodes from infesting potato and sweet potato crops.
 
Chevron Phillips Chemical has donated HDPE to an organization that uses it to build Biosand Hydraid water filters for third world countries.
 
Methyl mercaptan (MeSH), produced by our Borger facility, is used to create an
amino acid that promotes growth and reproductive health in poultry, fish and livestock.
 
Ethylthioethanol (ETE), N-Heptane, and N-propyl mercaptan are used in the health and pharmaceutical industries.