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Ethylene Dichloride
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Ethylene Dichloride
Ethylene Dichloride
Ethylene Dichloride
C2H4Cl2

About Ethylene Dichloride. Ethylene Dichloride (a.k.a. EDC, 1,2-Dichloroethane, DCE) is the most produced chlorinated hydrocarbon by a wide margin. It is a colorless liquid with an odor that resembles chloroform. It was first produced by the Society of Dutch Chemists in 1794 using olefiant and chlorine gas and was also known as 'Dutch Oil' in old chemistry.

Virtually all commercial production of EDC is based on the chlorination of ethylene, where chlorine or hydrogen chloride with oxygen may be used as chlorinating agent. Chlorination based on chlorine is referred to as direct chlorination, and as oxychlorination when based on hydrogen chloride. Actually, while most of the EDC plants are integrated to vinyl chloride monomer plants, both processes are employed in parallel for EDC production, in such a way that the hydrogen chloride by-product from VCM production is consumed in the oxychlorination process.

Ethylene Dichloride Handling. Ethylene Dichloride should be stored in tightly closed containers. It must be kept in a dry and well-ventilated area without drain or sewer access, away from sunlight and other sources of heat. It must be stored away from oxidizing materials. It can be stored in vessels made of common materials of construction, except aluminum, magnesium, zinc, and their alloys. Ethylene Dichloride Handling. Ethylene Dichloride is transported in barges, tank trucks, and tank cars.

Ethylene Dichloride Production. Ethylene Dichloride production routes are primarily based on the chlorination of ethylene: direct chlorination by chlorine or oxychlorination by hydrogen chloride. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Ethylene Dichloride are listed below.

  • Ethylene + chlorine (chlorination),
  • Ethylene + hydrogen chloride, anhydrous + oxygen (gas phase oxychlorination),
  • Acetylene + hydrogen chloride, anhydrous (addition)

Ethylene Dichloride Uses.The uses and applications of Ethylene Dichloride may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Ethylene Dichloride are 97 to 99% of purity.

PVC is one of the main synthetic plastic polymers, widely used in a range of applications, including construction, consumer goods, packaging, electrical fittings and wire and cable coatings, among others.

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  • Ethylene Dichloride, US (United States): Ethylene Dichloride, export transaction price, fob, United States
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  • Ethylene Dichloride, CN (China): Ethylene Dichloride, import transaction price, cif, China
  • Ethylene Dichloride, MDE (Middle East): Ethylene Dichloride, export transaction price, fob, Saudi Arabia

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Ethylene Dichloride Price Outlook. The price of Ethylene Dichloride (United States) increased during April 2019 to 364 USD per metric ton, which represents a rise of 5% compared to the previous month’s value. On a year-over-year basis, the prices of Ethylene Dichloride (United States) increased significantly by 17%. Meanwhile, the average price of Ethylene Dichloride (China) amounted to 417 USD per metric ton, from 216 USD per metric ton one year earlier. On a month-over-month basis, the price of Ethylene Dichloride (China) is 9% higher than the price one month before.

The price of Ethylene Dichloride (Southeast Asia) declined considerably throughout April 2019, reaching 407 USD per metric ton.  The price is 8% lower than the average price in the previous month and 88% higher than the average price one year before. In contrast, the prices of Ethylene Dichloride (Middle East) decreased modestly during April 2019, reaching 419 USD per metric ton, which means a decline of 3% from the previous month’s price and a rise of 90% from the previous year’s price. 

The prices of Ethylene Dichloride (Europe) experienced a significant rise of 35 USD per metric ton from the prior month's price, to 387 USD per metric ton. Such price movement meant a rise of 10% on a monthly basis and a rise of 9% on a yearly basis.

About Ethylene Dichloride. Ethylene Dichloride (a.k.a. EDC, 1,2-Dichloroethane, DCE) is the most produced chlorinated hydrocarbon by a wide margin. It is a colorless liquid with an odor that resembles chloroform. It was first produced by the Society of Dutch Chemists in 1794 using olefiant and chlorine gas and was also known as 'Dutch Oil' in old chemistry.

Virtually all commercial production of EDC is based on the chlorination of ethylene, where chlorine or hydrogen chloride with oxygen may be used as chlorinating agent. Chlorination based on chlorine is referred to as direct chlorination, and as oxychlorination when based on hydrogen chloride. Actually, while most of the EDC plants are integrated to vinyl chloride monomer plants, both processes are employed in parallel for EDC production, in such a way that the hydrogen chloride by-product from VCM production is consumed in the oxychlorination process.

Ethylene Dichloride Handling. Ethylene Dichloride should be stored in tightly closed containers. It must be kept in a dry and well-ventilated area without drain or sewer access, away from sunlight and other sources of heat. It must be stored away from oxidizing materials. It can be stored in vessels made of common materials of construction, except aluminum, magnesium, zinc, and their alloys. Ethylene Dichloride Handling. Ethylene Dichloride is transported in barges, tank trucks, and tank cars.

Ethylene Dichloride Production. Ethylene Dichloride production routes are primarily based on the chlorination of ethylene: direct chlorination by chlorine or oxychlorination by hydrogen chloride. Raw materials and the respective production processes employed in the manufacturing of Ethylene Dichloride are listed below.

  • Ethylene + chlorine (chlorination),
  • Ethylene + hydrogen chloride, anhydrous + oxygen (gas phase oxychlorination),
  • Acetylene + hydrogen chloride, anhydrous (addition)

Ethylene Dichloride Uses.The uses and applications of Ethylene Dichloride may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Ethylene Dichloride are 97 to 99% of purity.

PVC is one of the main synthetic plastic polymers, widely used in a range of applications, including construction, consumer goods, packaging, electrical fittings and wire and cable coatings, among others.

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