Propylene:
Propylene is a three carbon molecule derived from natural gas. 

Market Dynamics:
Shale gas drilling (fracking) has been a market changer for the natural gas industry, in that shale gas is richer in ethane (building block for ethylene) rather than propane (the building block for propylene). This, along with other factors, has made propylene supplies volatile and is tempting manufactures to switch to cheaper ethylene based materials when possible. If this occurs, then change notices and validation of products should occur.​

Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:

Crude oil

Natural Gas

Naphtha


Down Stream Materials Consuming Propylene:

Raw Materials:

Acetone
Acetonitrile

Acrylates
Acrylic Acid
Acrylonitrile

Butadiene

2-Butanol

Butyl Acetate

Cumene

DAA

Edge Bead Remover

Ethylhexanol
​Glycerol, Synthetic
​IPA 

Iso-propyl Alcohol

Iso-propyl Acetate

Methyl Methacrylates

MIBK

Pad etch

Phenol

Polyether Polyols

Polymethyl Methacrylate

Polyurethanes

Propylene Glycol and Derivatives

Propylene Glycol Ether Acetates
Propylene Oxide
​Resins/Plastics

Tributylphophate


Finished Goods:
Apparel, Aprons
Apparel, Beard Covers
Apparel, Caps
Apparel, Coats
Apparel, Coveralls
Apparel, Gowns
Apparel, Hoods
Apparel, Shoe/Boot Cover
Apparel, Sleeve Protectors
Aprons
Bags
Beakers
Beard Covers
Bins
Boot Covers
Bottles, Carboys
Bottles, Cell Culture
Bottles, Centrifuge
Bottles, Dilution
Bottles, Dropping/Dispensing
Bottles, Drosophila
Bottles, Flourinated
Bottles, General
Bottles, Hybridisation
Bottles, Leak-Resistant
Bottles, Media Storage
Bottles, Roller
Bottles, Serum
Bottles, Sterile
Bottles, Wash
Boxes
Brooms
Brushes
Cleanroom Apparel

Racks, Centrifuge
Racks, Cryogenic Vial
Racks, Cuvette
Racks, Draining
Racks, Microtube
Racks, PCR
Racks, Pipet
Racks, Test Tube
Scoops
Shoe Covers
Sleeve Protectors
Spill Control Materials
Strips, Immunology 
Swabs, Cleanroom
Swabs, General
Trays
Tubes, Blood Collection
Tubes, Centrifuge
Tubes, Culture
Tubes, Digestion
Tubes, Hybridisation
Tubes, Immunology
Tubes, Micocentrifuge
Tubes, Microtubes
Tubes, NMR
Tubes, PCR
Tubes, Sample
Tubes, Test
Vials, Chromatography
Vials, Cryogenic
Vials, Sample
Vials, Scintillation
Vials, Water Sampling

Closures/Caps,  Bottles
Closures/Caps,  Tube
Closures/Caps,  Vial
Coats
Connectors
Connectors, Screw Thread
Connectors, Tubing
Containers, Sample
Coveralls
Cylinders, measuring
Filters, Biochromatography
Filters, Bottle Top
Filters, Capsule
Filters, Cassette
Filters, Centrifugal
Filters, Discs
Filters, Holders
Filters, In-line
Filters, Membrane
Filters, Syringe
Filters, Syringeless
Filters, Venting
Flasks
Funnels
Gowns
Hoods (apparel)
Microplates, Cell Culture
Microplates, Deep Well
Microplates, Filter Plates
Microplates, HTS
Microplates, Immunology
Microplates, PCR
Packaging, Bottles and Caps
Pipet Tips