Monomers

Monomers

All our monomers are essential raw materials for the manufacture of many polyesters, resins, paints, adhesives, and more. Whether produced in our Saudi Arabia or Singapore plants, SCA monomers are distributed across the world as a vital part of industries as diverse as automobile, bottled drinks, clothing, furniture, and leather.

Monomers contact information:
Email: monomer@sumitomo-chem.com.sg
Tel: +65 6303 5188
Fax: +65 6296 0938

Sumitomo PO from our PetroRabigh joint plant in Saudi Arabia is a colourless and reactive liquid that sets the foundation of many seat and mattress foams, fridge insulators, and tartan tracks.
MEG is produced from ethane gas at our PetroRabigh joint plant in Saudi Arabia. Made using the Shell OMEGA process, Sumitomo MEG is characterised by its lower impurity levels and superior chemical properties. MEG is the raw material for the production of polyester, which is widely used in various end applications like polyester fibres, PET bottles, and film. MEG is also used to make antifreeze for automobile engines. Global demand for MEG continues to rise today.

Paraxylene is a raw material of purified terepthalic acid (PTA), then used to manufacture polyethylene terephthalate (PET) saturated polyester polymers commonly found in bottled drinks and polyester. Our PX is produced by reforming petroleum naphtha from our PetroRabigh joint plant.

Benzene is one of the most basic petrochemicals used to manufacture styrene, cumene, and cyclohexane. Essentially, our BZ plays an important role in all kinds of resins, nylon fibres, containers, and more.

Phenol is a white crystalline solid essential for the production of polycarbonates and resins, intermediate products in the manufacture of many automobile headlamps, laminates, and more.

Acetone, other than being a solvent for cleaning agents, glue, paint thinner, and the likes, is also a key part of manufacturing methyl methacrylate (MMA) and polycarbonates.

acetone
MMA is not only the main raw material in manufacturing PMMA, but also used in the manufacture of transparent resins, cast sheets, paints, adhesives, varnishes, coatings, the leather industry, and additives.

Monomer Applications

From soft clothing to durable vehicles, everyday items and surfaces we use are made with monomers that SCA produces.

Mattress Foam

  • Propylene oxide

Pet Bottle

  • Mono Ethylene Glycol

Polyster Fibre

  • Mono Ethylene Glycol

Antifreeze

  • Mono Ethylene Glycol

Solvents

  • Phenol
  • Acetone

Tartan Track

  • Propylene oxide

Furniture Laminate

  • Phenol

Glue

  • Acetone

Paint Thinner

  • Acetone

Emulsion Paint

  • Methyl Methacrylate

Automobile Headlamps

  • Phenol

Automobile Tail Lamps

  • Methyl Methacrylate

Cast Sheet

  • Methyl Methacrylate