Ethylene Di Chloride

1,2-dichloroethane (DCE) commonly known by its old name of ethylene dichloride (EDC), is a chlorinated hydrocarbon. The most common use of 1,2-dichloroethane is in the production of vinyl chloride which is used to make a variety of plastic and vinyl products including polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, furniture and automobile upholstery, wall coverings, housewares, and automobile parts.

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1,2-dichloroethane (DCE) commonly known by its old name of ethylene dichloride (EDC), is a chlorinated hydrocarbon. The most common use of 1,2-dichloroethane is in the production of vinyl chloride which is used to make a variety of plastic and vinyl products including polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, furniture and automobile upholstery, wall coverings, housewares, and automobile parts.

It is a colourless liquid with a chloroform-like odour. 1,2-Dichloroethane is also used generally as an intermediate for other organic chemical compounds and as a solvent. 

Ethylene dichloride (EDC), is a chlorinated hydrocarbon, mainly used to produce vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), the major originator for PVC production. 95% of EDC production worldwide is converted to VCM for PVC production, additionally it is also used as a solvent, as a fumigant, and in chemical synthesis of various products. EDC produced by EPCL is used in production of VCM.

Vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), a colorless compound that is stored in liquid form, is an important industrial chemical primarily used to produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

 

 


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