Union Carbide Products & Operations

As of year-end 1998

Union Carbide operates in two business segments of the chemicals and plastics industry: Specialties & Intermediates and Basic Chemicals & Polymers.

Specialties & Intermediates converts basic and intermediate chemicals into a diverse portfolio of chemicals and polymers serving industrial customers in many markets. This segment also provides technology services, including licensing, to the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries.

Basic Chemicals & Polymers converts hydrocarbon feedstocks, principally liquefied petroleum gas and naphtha, into ethylene or propylene used to manufacture polyethylene, polypropylene, ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol for sale to third-party customers, as well as propylene, ethylene, ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol for consumption by the Specialties & Intermediates segment.

At year-end 1998, 11,627 people were employed in the manufacturing facilities,
laboratories and offices of the corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries around the world.

 

U.S. Operations

Connecticut

Danbury

Headquarters

 

State

City

Products

California

Torrance

Latexes

Georgia

Tucker

Latexes

Illinois

Alsip

Latexes

Louisiana

Greensburg

Hydroxyethyl cellulose derivatives

Louisiana

Norco (Cypress Plant)

Polypropylene

Louisiana

Norco (Cypress Plant) Polypropylene catalysts

 

Louisiana

Taft

Acrolein and derivatives, acrylic monomers, caprolactone, UV-curing resins, cycloaliphatic epoxides, glycol ethers, ethyleneamines, surfactants, ethanolamines, oxo alcohols

Louisiana

Taft

Ethylene oxide and glycol, olefins

Louisiana

Taft (Star Plant)

Polyethylene catalysts

Louisiana

Taft (Star Plant)

Polyethylene

New Jersey

Bound Brook

Polyethylene compounds

New Jersey

Edison

Lanolin and glucose derivatives

New Jersey

Somerset

Latexes

Texas

Garland

Latexes

Texas

Seadrift

Ethanolamines, glycol ethers, ethylene- propylene rubber, polyethylene compounds for wire & cable, polyethylene catalysts

Texas

Seadrift

Ethylene oxide and glycol, olefins, polyethylene, polypropylene

Texas

Texas City

Organic acids and esters, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, vinyl acetate, solution vinyl resins, heat transfer fluids

Texas

Texas City

Olefins

West Virginia

Institute

Caprolactone derivatives, polyethylene glycol, hydroxyethyl cellulose, polyethylene oxide, surfactants, ethylidene norbornene, glutaraldehyde, ethylene oxide catalysts, acetone and derivatives

West Virginia

South Charleston

Alkyl alkanolamines, miscellaneous specialty products, polyalkylene glycols, surfactants, specialty ketones, polyvinyl acetate resins, heat transfer fluids, aircraft deicing fluids, polyethylene catalysts

 

 

Non-U.S. Operations

 

Country

City

Products

Belgium

Vilvoorde

Lanolin derivatives

Belgium

Zwijndrecht

Hydroxyethyl cellulose

Brazil

Aratu

Hydroxyethyl cellulose

Brazil

Cabo

Vinyl acetate

Brazil

Cubatao

Polyethylene

Canada

Prentiss

Ethylene glycol

Ecuador

Guayaquil

Latex

Indonesia

Jakarta

Latex

Malaysia

Seremban

Latex

People's Republic of China

Guangdong

Latex, hydroxyethyl cellulose derivatives

People's Republic of China

Shanghai

Latex

Philippines

Batangas

Latex

Puerto Rico

Bayamon

Latexes

Sri Lanka

Colombo

Latex

Thailand

Rayong

Latex

United Arab Emirates

Dubai

Latex

United Kingdom

Wilton

Glycol ethers, ethanolamines

United Kingdom

Wilton

Ethylene oxide and glycol

 

 

Joint Ventures

 

UOP LLC - a joint venture with Allied Signal Inc., accounted for as a partnership, which is a leading worldwide supplier of process technology, catalysts, molecular sieves and adsorbents to the petrochemical and gas- processing industries. UOP LLC has manufacturing facilities in Mobile, Alabama; Des Plaines and McCook, Illinois; Shreveport, Louisiana; Tonawanda, New York; Leverkusen, Germany; Reggio di Calabria, Italy; and Brimsdown, United Kingdom. UOP has several joint ventures with manufacturing sites in Hiratsuka and Yokkaichi, Japan and Shanghai, China. Research and development is performed at locations in Des Plaines, Illinois and Mobile, Alabama.

Nippon Unicar Company Limited - a Japan-based producer of polyethylene and specialty polyethylene compounds and specialty silicone products. This joint venture with Tonen Chemical Corporation has manufacturing facilities in Kawasaki and Komatsu, Japan.

Aspell Polymeres SNC - a France-based producer of polyethylene and specialty polyethylene compounds. This partnership with Elf Atochem S.A., a subsidiary of Elf Aquitaine, has a manufacturing facility in Gonfreville, France.

World Ethanol Company - a U.S.-based partnership with Archer Daniels Midland Company that supplies ethanol worldwide. This partnership has manufacturing facilities in Texas City, Texas and Peoria, Illinois.

Univation Technologies, LLC - a U.S.-based joint venture, accounted for as a partnership, with Exxon Chemical Company, a division of Exxon Corporation, for the licensing of polyethylene technology and research, development and commercialization of process technology and single site and other advanced catalysts for the production of polyethylene. The venture is also the sales agent for licensing of Union Carbide's UNIPOL technology. The company's headquarters is located in Houston, Texas. Research and development and engineering are performed at locations in Bound Brook, New Jersey; Baytown, Texas; Houston, Texas; and South Charleston, West Virginia. A catalyst manufacturing facility is located in Mont Belvieu, Texas.

Asian Acetyls, Co. Ltd. - a South Korea-based producer of vinyl acetate monomers used in the production of emulsion resins by customers in the coatings and adhesives industries. This corporate joint venture with BP Chemicals and Samsung Fine Chemicals Company has a manufacturing facility in Ulsan, South Korea.

Polimeri Europa S.r.l. - a Europe-based producer of olefins and polyethylene resins. This corporate joint venture with EniChem S.p.A. of Italy operates facilities at Brindisi, Ferrara, Gela, Priolo and Ragusa, Italy; Dunkirk, France; and Oberhausen, Germany. The venture is headquartered in Milan, Italy.

EQUATE Petrochemical Company K.S.C. - a corporate joint venture with Petrochemical Industries Company and Boubyan Petrochemical Company, which manufactures ethylene, polyethylene and ethylene glycol at its world-scale petrochemicals complex in Shuaiba, Kuwait.

Petromont and Company, Limited Partnership - a Canada-based olefins and polyethylene resins producer owned jointly with Ethylec Inc. This partnership has manufacturing facilities at Montreal and Varennes, Quebec, Canada.

Alberta & Orient Glycol Company Limited - a corporate joint venture with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Japan, and Far Eastern Textile Ltd., Taiwan. This Canada- based producer of ethylene glycol has a manufacturing facility in Prentiss, Alberta, Canada.