Normal Alpha Olefins
Normal alpha olefins (NAO) are linear hydrocarbons that have highly accessible terminal double bonds. This property makes them ideal for manufacturing numerous products. NAOs and their derivatives are used extensively as polyethylene comonomers, plasticizers, synthetic motor oils, automotive additives, surfactants, and paper sizing agents, as well as in a wide range of specialty applications. As major petrochemical building blocks, their use in the development of new chemical products are virtually unlimited. NAO fractions are marketed under the AlphaPlus® trade name (licensed by an affiliate of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC).