Phenol was isolated for the first time from coal tar in 1834. Initially, its disinfecting properties meant that it was used to treat wounds.
It was soon discovered that a vast number of useful derivatives could be synthesised from it, preparing the ground for today's high-quality, high-value Phenol derivative products.
At room temperature, Phenol is a white, crystalline material that melts at 41° C (105° F).
With Phenol extracted from coal tar, it took an extreme effort to meet even 99.6% purity. Soon after INEOS Phenol started producing Phenol in Gladbeck, Germany in 1954, our process delivered a purity of 99.7%.
Today, we meet the quality requirements of the most demanding producers with purity of our Phenol in excess of 99.99% without water.
- USA: 540 kt
- Europe: 1,330 kt
- Sheets and Films
- Plywood, OSB
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|Phenol synthetic - 99.99%||SDS||CDs, DVDs, Aspirin, housing construction, automotive, textile, detergents, coatings, fibres, glazing, sheets and films.|
|Phenol synthetic - Low water content||SDS||CDs, DVDs, Aspirin, housing construction, automotive, textile, detergents, coatings, fibres, glazing, sheets and films.|
|Phenol synthetic - Solutions with 5 to 15% water||SDS||Aspirin, housing construction, automotive, textile, detergents, coatings, fibres, glazing, sheets and films.|