Naphtha Trading

Naphtha is produced primarily from the distillation of crude oil and is the intermediate product between the light gases and the heavier kerosene.

Naphtha Processes & Applications

Reforming is a process that increases the amount of gasoline produced from crude oil. One of the products separated in the distilling process is a liquid called naphtha.

The number of carbon atoms in naphtha is roughly the same as the number found in gasoline however naphtha structure is more complex. Reforming rearranges the naphtha molecule turning it into a usable gasoline like molecule.

Naphtha is produced primarily from the distillation of crude oil and is the intermediate product between the light gases and the heavier kerosene. It can also be a component of natural gas condensates, the liquid hydrocarbons contained in natural gas.

There are a number of different classes of naphtha and similar naphtha types may be called by different names. Light naphtha will normally have a higher content of straight chain paraffins and is sometimes referred to as paraffinic naphtha or straight run gasoline. Heavy naphtha usually contains more naphthalenes and aromatics and may be called N&A naphtha. Light naphtha can also be used in industrial solvents and cleaning fluids. Applications include varnishes and paints, shoe polish, lighter fluid and fuel for portable stoves and lanterns.

Naphtha is also used to make high-octane gasoline using a catalytic reforming process. This process converts heavy, low octane naphtha into high-octane products.

Naphtha is a general term as each refinery produces its own naphthas with their own unique initial and final boiling points and other physical and compositional characteristics.

Global Trading is uniquely positioned to source the right naphtha for your applications and requirements at competitive prices.

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