What are aromatics, what's their chemical composition and how are they manufactured?

What is benzene used for?

Benzene is a very important raw material (intermediate) for the manufacture of a large number of other chemicals (intermediates), used in turn to produce a wide range of products. These include common consumer goods such as pharmaceuticals, TV casings, personal computers, refrigerators, tyres, draining asphalts, food packaging, office and sport equipment, automotive and aircraft components, insulating materials, paints, cosmetics, home care products, etc. That is putting it in a nutshell; for more, see Aromatics in everyday life.