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What is Paraffinic Naphtha?
- 5/26/2015
Paraffinic Naphtha is one of the gasses produced by the oil refining process, and is one of the products ADGAS sells to the international market. Paraffinic Naphtha is commonly used in the production of plastics, synthetic fibres, industrial chemicals, and gasoline.

Paraffinic Naphtha is also used in the production of Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which has excellent water-resisting properties and is widely used in synthetic fibers; beverage, food and other liquid containers; thermoforming applications; and engineering resins often in combination with glass fiber. It is entirely possible that a bottle of water purchased in the UAE could have been made from ADGAS produced naptha. Furthermore, Al Tatweer Industries, a national company based in Sharjah, recycles a large quantity of PET plastic each year. Gas harvested in the UAE is potentially used to manufacture bottles sold in the UAE, which are then recycled by a UAE company.

Of course it is not possible to track how gas is used once it has been sold, but we like to think that this potential circle of sustainability is contributing the betterment of our environment and the reduction of waste.
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