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Naphtha is a term used to describe a broad range of highly flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures that are commonly utilized as feedstock in various industrial processes. It is derived from crude oil through the refining process and typically encompasses light distillates with boiling points ranging from 30 to 200 degrees Celsius (86 to 392 degrees Fahrenheit). Naphtha finds application in numerous sectors such as petrochemicals, solvents, gasoline blending, and as a raw material for the production of plastics and synthetic fibers.

For more information on Naphtha, you can visit the following websites:

1. American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM):
This page on AFPM’s website provides an overview of naphtha’s role in refining, its various applications, and its production methods. It also explains how naphtha is incorporated into different industries and touches upon its significance in the energy commodities trading sector.

2. Britannica:
The Britannica website offers an informative article on naphtha, covering its definition, characteristics, and industrial uses. It provides a comprehensive overview of naphtha as a hydrocarbon mixture, its refining processes, and the diverse applications of different naphtha fractions in industries worldwide.

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