Trecora Resources manufactures specialty petrochemical products and synthetic waxes. The company provides custom processing services. The company owns a 35% interest in Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Company, a Saudi Arabian closed joint stock mining company, which is in commercial production of copper and zinc concentrate and a 55% interest in Pioche Ely Valley Mines, Inc. (PEVM). The company owns Trecora Chemical, Inc., which manufactures specialty synthetic waxes and custom toll processing services in Pasadena, Texas. Segments Specialty Petrochemical Products This segment’s operations are conducted through South Hampton Resources, Inc. (South Hampton). South Hampton owns and operates a specialty petrochemical facility near Silsbee, Texas which produces hydrocarbons and other petroleum based products, including isopentane, normal pentane, isohexane and hexane which may be used in the production of polyethylene, packaging, polypropylene, expandable polystyrene, poly-iso/urethane foams, crude oil from the Canadian tar sands, and in the catalyst support industry. The company’s petrochemical products are typically transported to customers by rail car, tank truck and iso-container. South Hampton owns all of the capital stock of Gulf State Pipe Line Company, Inc. (Gulf State), a Texas corporation, which owns and operates pipelines that connect the South Hampton facility to a natural gas line, to South Hampton’s truck and rail loading terminal and to a major petroleum products pipeline owned by an unaffiliated third party. Specialty Synthetic Wax This segment’s operations are conducted through Trecora Chemical, Inc., a Texas corporation, located in Pasadena, Texas which produces specialty polyethylene and poly alpha olefin waxes and provides custom processing services. The specialty polyethylene waxes are used in markets from paints and inks to adhesives, coatings, and PVC lubricants. The highly specialized synthetic poly alpha olefin waxes are used in applications, such as toner in printers and as additives for candles providing rigidity and retention of fragrances. These waxes are sold in solid form as pastilles or, for large adhesive companies, in bulk liquid form. United States Specialty Petrochemical Operations South Hampton’s specialty petrochemical facility is approximately 30 miles north of Beaumont and 90 miles east of Houston. The facility consists of eight operating units which, while interconnected, make distinct products through differing processes: a Penhex Unit; a Reformer Unit; a Cyclo-pentane Unit; an Aromax Unit; an Aromatics Hydrogenation Unit; a White Oil Fractionation Unit; a Hydrocarbon Processing Demonstration Unit and a P-Xylene Unit. All of these units are in operation. The Penhex Unit has the capacity to process approximately 7,000 barrels per day of fresh feed with the Reforming Unit, the Aromax Unit, and the Cyclo-Pentane Unit further processing streams produced by the Penhex Unit. The Aromatics Hydrogenation Unit has a capacity of approximately 400 barrels per day, and the White Oils Fractionation Unit has a capacity of approximately 3,000 barrels per day. The Hydrocarbon Processing Demonstration Unit has a capacity of approximately 300 gallons per day. The P-Xylene Unit has a capacity of approximately 20,000 pounds per year. The facility generally consists of equipment commonly found in most petrochemical facilities, such as fractionation towers and hydrogen treaters except the facility is adapted to produce specialized products that are high purity and very consistent with precise specifications that are utilized in the petrochemical industry as solvents, additives, blowing agents and cooling agents. The company produces eight distinct product streams and market various combinations of blends as needed in various customer applications. In support of the petrochemical operation, the company owns approximately 100 storage tanks with total capacity approaching 233,000 barrels, and 127 acres of land at the plant site, 92 acres of which are developed. The company also owns a truck and railroad loading terminal consisting of storage tanks, four rail spurs, and truck and tank
(A34:German Stock Exchange)
1600 Highway 6 South
Sugar Land, TX 77478
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