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Economic importance of Aliphatics

The use of aliphatics, particularly hexane, heptane and isohexane, in the processing and manufacturing industries plays a central role and has a significant impact on various sectors of the economy. These aliphatics, also known as alkane hydrocarbons, are widely used and have significant levels of consumption.A striking example of the use of hexane, an aliphatic with six carbon atoms, is in the production of solvents for the food industry. Every year, around 800,000 tons of hexane are used in the manufacturing industry for this purpose. This solvent plays a crucial role in the extraction of oils and fats from seeds and plant materials, which in turn is crucial in the production of food.Heptane, an aliphate with seven carbon atoms, is used in chemical analysis and as a cleaning agent. Around 500,000 tons of heptane are consumed annually in the manufacturing industry. It is mainly used in laboratories for analytical purposes, but also in the pharmaceutical and electronic industries where the highest standards of purity are required.Isohexane, an isomeric aliphate of hexane, is used primarily in the production of fuels, particularly as an octane improver in gasoline. Every year, around 1.2 million tonnes of isohexane are used in the manufacturing industry to produce fuels. This specific use is crucial as it helps increase the efficiency of internal combustion engines and therefore drives demand for high octane fuels.International trade in hexane, heptane and isohexane plays a crucial role in the global economy. For example, last year a total of 3.5 million tons of these aliphatics were exported to various countries, highlighting their importance in global trade. These export figures show the competitiveness of aliphatics on the international market.In summary, aliphatics, especially hexane, heptane and isohexane, contribute significantly to economic activity in various industries. Their diverse applications and continued consumption make them an essential part of the modern economy, especially in the food industry, chemicals, energy sectors and more.

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Working closely with our customers, we have gained in-depth insights into the specific requirements and needs of solvents. This intensive dialogue enabled us to precisely identify the chemicals and chemical aids that are used most frequently and most efficiently in this area. However, it is important to emphasize that the uses listed are merely exemplary and cover only a fraction of the diverse applications and requirements that our products can meet.Our clear structure allows us to respond flexibly to your individual requirements and offer tailor-made solutions. We understand that every industry, every company and every project is unique and that is why we strive to offer our customers a wide range of products and services that are perfectly tailored to their specific needs. Your feedback and suggestions are invaluable to us and serve as a motor for the continuous improvement and optimization of our offering.If there are any products missing that are not included in our current listing, we will be happy to help you add them to our range. We have the flexibility and commitment to continually expand our portfolio to ensure we can always provide the best possible solutions for your needs.Our experienced team of experts is always available to help you select the optimal materials and solutions for your specific needs. These experts have a deep understanding of the diverse uses of our products and can help you find the best solutions for your business. As a trusted partner for companies in various industries, we pride ourselves on meeting your expectations and helping you achieve your goals. Your satisfaction and your individual requirements are the focus of our efforts, and we look forward to working with you on your projects.

Heptane is used in the textile industry as a solvent and degreaser for various production processes. It helps remove impurities and support reactions.
Hexane is used in the lubricants industry as a solvent for additives and to clean equipment. It can be used to dissolve additives in lubricants and to clean surfaces.
Isohexane is used in the metal industry as a solvent and cleaning agent. It can also be used to degrease metal components and tools.
Pentane is used in the food industry as a solvent and extractant. It can be used to extract flavors, oils and other components from plant materials.

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