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Significance of Petrochemical Industry and Its Products

The process of refining crude oil leads to the production of a number of by products which are classified as petroleum products. These products are present in our daily trivial things to the most significant things available. The uses of these products are so significant that it is simply impossible to live life without it.

Some of the most common products which contain these by products include paints, thinners, dry cleaning chemicals, inks, insecticides, charcoal lighters, construction chemicals and so forth. With an endless list it is quite impossible to categorize all the items.

Different Petrochemical Products of Significance

These products have a wide variety of uses which are explained as below:

  • Wax: petrochemical products also includes wax as it is a by- product of petroleum and is widely used to make candles, various types of polishes, cartons and so forth.
  • Synthetic: this is another by- product that is of immense importance and which is obtained by refining petroleum. Synthetic is used as a raw material for manufacturing different types of garments.
  • Fertilizers: it is also used as fertilizers to protect crops from damage. Various kinds of pesticides and insecticides are manufactured using petrochemical products.
  • Preservatives: these products also act as preservatives to canned food. It is also used for producing different types of vitamins.
  • Soaps and detergents: it is a main ingredient in detergents and soaps.
  • Dyes: petrochemical products also include dyes which are used in ink pens. It is also included in cloth dyes.
  • Plastic commodities: majority of the plastic containers, plates and cups contain this by- product of crude oil. It is one of the widely and commonly used products as it is made of polyester.
  • Plasters: petrochemical products are being used for the manufacture of non stick pads, used extensively in the medical field.
  • Sports shoes: are also manufactured with the use of these by- products. The flexible rubber shoes are the results of the extensive use of synthetics which remain intact in all weathers.
  • Explosives: most of the explosives contain petroleum products.

Petrochemical products are used in varied forms in all fields. Ranging from common household items to complex applications, the uses are extensively wide and different.

The Indian petrochemical products have great demand and significance in the global markets. A huge share of products is being marketed to different parts of the world through the business portals. The top notch quality of the Indian products coupled with low price rate is one of the main reasons for its rising demand in the international markets.

Most of the Indian products such as polymers, wool, fibre, cotton, surfactants, acrylics and synthetics are supplied at discounted rates but with superior quality in the international markets. The demand for Indian products has skyrocketed to unfathomable heights due to these reasons.

The petrochemical markets in India are growing immensely due to many favourable factors. With the wide use of these products, it is one of the most promising industries in the world yielding huge revenue for the country.

Environmental Industry – More Than a Consumer Fad

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. This common phrase is practiced with a new fervor by an emerging group of extreme environmentalists across the country today. Known as “freegans,” this group of ecological advocates and capitalist dissenters lives on the scraps of modern society; screaming anti-consumerism by the very nature of their lifestyles. As a movement to support the sustainability of the planet and protest federal statutes, freegans forage for the necessities of life, often by dumpster diving or recycling society’s waste to generate functional products. While they do not have stipulated rules or an organized structure, freegan’s anti-waste principles are gaining momentum across the country as Americans begin to realize the imminent consequences of waste-driven lifestyles and careless industry.

Freegans may approach their cause with a bit of over-the-top enthusiasm by the account of an average observer, but their voice of environmental concern is echoed by businesses and industrial sectors throughout the country. Among many, the construction industry has seen exponential growth in the innovative manufacture and specification of “green” product solutions. Manufacturers are producing materials from post-consumer and post-industrial waste, engineering new ways to conserve water, re-routing power to the sun, and introducing new ways to reclaim products after their useful lives. Third-party organizations such as the United States Green Building Council have emerged to distinguish environmental product claims and manufacturers are evaluating not only their raw materials and end product, but the processes of their production facilities.

Founded on the same concern for environmental health as the fanatic freegan lifestyle, commercial construction is turning toward sustainable, recycled, and renewable solutions. In Lancaster, Pennsylvania, recycled rubber surfacing manufacturer ECORE International produces commercial and fitness flooring from old truck and car tires, saving over 80 million pounds of scrap tire rubber from landfills each year. Many other manufacturing companies have followed suite, establishing thriving businesses out of recycling old commercial or consumer products into new materials. As an industry that employs extensive resources and generates millions of square feet of product each year, construction’s potential environmental impact exceeds that of consumer movements or individual lifestyle decisions. Unfortunately, not all manufacturers have begun to embrace sustainable principles and the associated cost of “greening” production processes has lead many competitive companies to avoid it altogether. The purchasing power of buyers will become a vital role in the continued evolution of green construction and its lasting impact on the health of the natural environment.

While some may choose to impact the planet by foraging for food in dumpsters and boycotting industrial involvement, industry itself is making notable strides in the fight for environmental progress.

Music Industry Sharks – How to Uncover the Unscrupulous Many in the Music Business

There are a ton of people out there claiming to be music marketing experts, music publicity experts, and social media experts. Yep – Literally thousands upon thousands. When it comes to marketing and publicizing your music you have a wide variety of good choices. RIGHT? Wrong – tons of choices – yes but how many of them are truly worth their salt? Not Many!

For some reason unscrupulous “music-want to-bees” prey on musicians – I don’t know why, maybe they think they are an easy soft touch. Maybe they don’t like musicians or worse yet – don’t like music. (WOW) A lot of these folks are or were musicians themselves, or maybe an intern somewhere in the music business, or actually love music. They believe this gives them the right to proclaim themselves a music marketing expert, or worse yet, a music publicist which takes many years of music industry experience and the accumulation of thousands of music media contacts, and further, advertise the best possible product or service that will accelerate your music career.

Well here is what I have to say about that: I’ve been a musician myself — albeit a long time ago, back then, there were still many music industry scam artists. I’ve experienced the deep pain of being screwed by unscrupulous people claiming to be my savior in the music business. The Internet and the leveling of the independent music playing field has opened up a huge amount of opportunities for these sharks and scam artists to work their game. The only way my band became successful was sheer luck – we found the right honest people.

Here is a checklist to seriously consider when choosing your ultimate publicist or marketing service:

Check their credentials – And follow this checklist

Do they have a creditable online presence?

Do they have hundreds of testimonials? Or, as I like to call them TRUSTIMONIALS – Check their references!

How many “HONEST” years of experience do they have? Ver!fy this

Have they written hundreds of articles about music marketing?

Do they belong to many high-profile music industry organizations?

Does the prospective marketer or publicist answer all of your questions

or do they subtly evade them?

Will they tell you who and where they will be promoting your music with?

i.e. their music media affiliations – or do they tell you to wait and see?

Have you seen proven samples of their work?

Will they give you what they are promising in writing?

Before you make a choice consider –

INTEGRITY – HONESTY – TRANSPARENCY

Aside from doing great work that actually helps you with your career, these are probably the three most important elements to consider

If any or all of the above credential checks are not in the positive category —

BEWARE, YOU MIGHT BE BEING SCAMMED

Being fortunate enough to uncover the right people for our project way back then, I’m not saying that it’s impossible to do so. I’m just saying that it is so incredibly important, these days especially, to do your homework and due diligence before you shell out your hard-earned cash. Most indie musicians are on a shoestring budget and every penny means something to them. Take the time to possibly confer with a creditable music industry consultant. Most will be able to recognize a scam when they see it.

So, to all you unscrupulous sharks out there waiting to swoop down on the next unsuspecting musician, sorry about writing this article – but you need to be exposed. Therefore, I am not really sorry. It’s people like you that give the music business, honest publicists and music marketers a bad name. Shame on you! I love my Indies and all musicians and artists and it hurts to see them taken advantage of. Try another niche’ – maybe people who need marketing help in selling rockets or industrial products and services. BUT – Leave Our Music Niche’ Alone!!