Karoon Co. Sends Strategic Petchem Cargo to India

Kazem Bostakian, commercial director of the plant, said the 48-ton consignment is the company’s first export from its second phase.

Each ton of the item is valued at $1020, he said.

The plant is also preparing to send another aniline consignment, weighing 98 tons, to India in the near future.

Aniline is an organic compound with the formula C6H5NH2. 

Consisting of a phenyl group attached to an amino group, aniline is the prototypical aromatic amine. Its main use is in the manufacture of precursors to polyurethane and other industrial chemicals. 

Like most volatile amines, it possesses the odour of rotten fish. It ignites readily, burning with a smoky flame characteristic of aromatic compounds.

The first supplier of MDI and toluene diisocyanate (TDI), the plant’s products have no rivals in the western Asian countries.