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Ethylene Oxide and Derivatives: The Mexican Industry

About This Course

Ethylene oxide (EO), with a demand exceeding 25 million metric tons annually, is one of the major ethylene derivatives. EO is used as an intermediate in many important derivative processes to manufacture plastics such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, polyester fibers, detergents and antifreeze. EO also is used to produce other downstream chemical derivatives including glycols (which represent more than 70-75% of the end-use), alkoxylates, ethanolamines (e.g. used to manufacture for personal care products), ethylene glycol ethers (e.g. used for solvent formulations for paints, inks and cleaning fluids), polyols for polyurethane polymers, and many others.

In this course we will analyze the importance of this value chain within the Mexican petrochemical industry context.


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Course Staff

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Mauricio Davila
(Course Coordinator)

As Co-founder and Managing Director of EnerChemTek, Inc., Dr. Mauricio Dávila oversees all management activities of the company, including the firm’s natural gas/LNG and petrochemicals technical advisory services, as well as all the web-based services such as an online corporate training platform (EnerChemTek Academy), and interactive databases, market simulation models and polyolefins process technologies (EnerChemTek Analytics). Mauricio has more than 20 years of experience and has been recently a technical advisor devising feedstock and raw materials purchasing strategies for North American petrochemical players, and has advised in four different international projects involving evaluating the global natural gas/LNG value chain from source to final consumer for utilization in the oil refining, power generation, industrial, and transportation sectors in North and Latin America.

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