Naphtha is a general term to refer to flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures. Mixtures labelled naphtha have been produced from natural gas condensates, petroleum distillates, and the distillation of coal tar and peat. It is used differently in different industries and regions to refer to gross products like crude or refined products such as kerosene.
- GASOLINE: used to produce high-octane element of gasoline
- SOLVENTS: cleaning fluids, dilution agent for asphalt, paint, varnish, rubber industry, dry cleaning,
- FUEL: as fuel for portable camping stoves, lanterns, blowtorches, cigarette lighters
- PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSES: as feedstock to produce petrochemicals like propylene, pyrolysis gasoline and ethylene.