JGSOC operates the first and only naphtha cracker plant in the Philippines. The naphtha cracker uses Lummus Technology and is designed to primarily produce polymer-grade ethylene and polymer-grade propylene, which are feedstock for JGSPC.
JGSOC ensures stability in the supply and price competitiveness of widely used PE and PP resins for the Philippine plastics industry through consistent supply of ethylene and propylene to JGSPC’s downstream PE and PP polymerization facilities. As such, the local plastic product industries are better able to operate at higher rates, reduce their raw material cost, increase employment, and compete with imports.
The naphtha cracker’s two other products, pyrolysis gasoline and mixed C4, are converted to intermediate petrochemical products. Aromatics such as benzene, toluene, mixed xylenes and mixed aromatics are extracted from pyrolysis gasoline, while butadiene and raffinate-1 are extracted from mixed C4.
JGSOC’s naphtha cracker facility helps promote a positive investment image for the country. The expansion project for the naphtha cracker is expected to further establish the Philippines as a country invested in sustaining the growth of its domestic manufacturing industries.
The Naphtha Cracker Plant was initially built to produce 320 Kilo Tons per Annum (KTA) of polymer-grade ethylene and 190 KTA of polymer-grade propylene.
After its expansion in 2020, the Naphtha Cracker Plant can now produce 480 KTA of polymer-grade ethylene, 240 KTA of polymer-grade propylene, 180 KTA of mixed C4 and 250 KTA of pyrolysis gasoline.
Compliance and Certifications
JGSOC is proud of its Integrated Management System (IMS) which encompasses the Quality Management System under ISO 9001:2015, the Environmental Management System under ISO 14001:2015, and the Occupational Health and Safety Management System under OHSAS 18001:2007.