Qatar Petrochemical Company
Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) is one of the world’s largest and most successful producers of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) – a basic plastic polymer that is derived from oil and natural gas. QAPCO is involved in the production of four main products including the aforementioned low density polyethylene which is suitable for a wide range of thermoplastics processing techniques with applications such as films, pipes, cables and wires, and other moulded products. These products are also marketed under the Lotrène brand and exported to over 85 countries throughout the world. The second product that QAPCO produces is Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDP) which is suitable for all thermoplastic applications. The third is ethylene which is used as a feedstock for a wide range of chemicals. Approximately 50% of ethylene produced by QAPCO is utilised in the LDPE production process, and 25% is utilised by QVC in the production of ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride monomer, and caustic soda. The remainder is exported to a number of Asian countries. Lastly, QAPCO also produces sulfur which is a by-product from the ethylene process and is mostly exported to several countries.
In addition to its core business, QAPCO has invested directly and indirectly in four associated ventures that contribute to the development of Qatar’s downstream petrochemicals sector. QAPCO is also involved in a number of joint ventures (JVs), including Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC), Qatofin Company Limited, and Qatar Plastic Products Company (QPPC), thereby, producing various petrochemical products and making QAPCO a regional petrochemical powerhouse.
QAPCO is determined to maintain and grow its status through sustainable growth driven by innovation in processes, products, research and development achievable only through a developed talented workforce while safeguarding health, safety, and the environment.