NOVA Chemicals produces a wide range of chemical co-products while producing Ethylene. Ethylene is the building block used by NOVA Chemicals to produce Polyethylene. NOVA also supports our 3rd Party Ethylene customers to produce other Ethylene derivatives including Styrene Monomer, Mono-Ethylene Glycol, Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, Ethylene Di-Chloride, and PVC.
NOVA Chemicals produces approximately 8 billion pounds of ethylene each year at production facilities across Canada and the United States. Ethylene is a hydrocarbon gas that is used as a building block to produce polyethylene, ethylene oxide, PVC, styrene, and various other chemical applications.
Propylene (Refinery, Chemical, and Polymer Grades)
NOVA Chemicals provides RGP, CGP, and PGP grades of propylene to the chemicals industry. PGP and CGP are primarily used to produce Polypropylene and other Propylene derivatives while RGP is used to produce Gasoline Alkylates and as feed for CGP and PGP splitters.
Crude Butadiene is produced at all of NOVA’s crackers and contains ~70% 1-3 Butadiene. These volumes are shipped to customers via Pipeline, Rail Cars, and Marine barges. 1-3 BD is used to produce durable products including synthetic rubber (tires and hoses), ABS, and solvents.
Debutanized Aromatic Concentrate (DAC)
Debutanized Aromatic Concentrate (aka DAC, AC-1, or Pygas) is a blend of Benzene, Toluene, Xylenes, and other gasoline components ranging from C5’s through C9’s.
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Geismar, Louisiana, U.S.
In addition to ethylene, this site produces three coproducts: Polymer Grade Propylene, Crude Butadiene, and Debutanized Aromatics Concentrate.More Info
Joffre, Alberta, Canada
One of the largest ethylene and polyethylene production complexes in the world, the Joffre site actually consists of five manufacturing facilities.More Info