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Chemicals & Polymers

Flint Hills Resources has built a global chemical manufacturing and marketing capability through acquisitions and expansions of existing facilities. The company annually produces about 9 billion pounds of building-block chemicals.

The company’s initial entry into the chemical industry came as part of the 1981 acquisition of a crude oil refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. From that point, the company developed its manufacturing and marketing experience, which has created a key capability on which the company – as well as other companies within the Koch Industries, Inc. organization – has grown.

In 2004, the company acquired a chemical intermediates plant near Joliet, Ill., as well as an agreement to acquire the production of a similar plant at Geel, Belgium. Flint Hills Resources added to its production capacity and marketing reach through an acquisition of olefins and polymers assets in Illinois, Michigan and Texas in 2007.

Worldwide, the aromatics, intermediates, olefins and polymers produced by Flint Hills Resources are the raw materials used to manufacture items such as soda bottles, DVDs, nylon fibers, tires, carpets, detergents, cosmetics, packaging materials, building materials, paints and plastic toys.

The chemicals produced by Flint Hills Resources are marketed to customers from trading centers in Kansas, Illinois, Texas, Switzerland and Hong Kong, and distributed throughout North America, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Locations
Joliet, Ill.
Maleic anhydride, trimellitic anhydride and purified isophthalic acid

Peru, Ill.
Expandable polystyrene

Marysville, Mich.
Polypropylene

Corpus Christi, Texas
Aromatics (paraxylene, orthoxylene, mixed xylene, benzene, cumene, toluene and pseudocumene, among others)

Longview, Texas
Polypropylene

Port Arthur, Texas
Cyclohexane, ethylene and propylene
    Learn more about the Port Arthur operations.

Sales and Marketing
Wichita, Kan.
The Woodlands, Texas
Switzerland
Hong Kong