Ethylene Dichloride Prices
Current Prices and Historical Series in Several Countries
Introduction. Intratec provides Ethylene Dichloride prices in several countries, as follows:
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 is mainly used to produce vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), starting material in the production polyvinyl chloride (PVC), one of the highest commercialized plastic polymers worldwide.
Chemical Formula. C2H4Cl2
Commercial Grades. 97-99% (pure, containing about 0.1% wt% of alkylamines to inhibit decomposition)
Uses. Ethylene Dichloride is mainly employed in the production of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), used in turn in the production of PVC homopolymer and copolymers. 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. To a lesser extent, EDC is used in the production of ethylene amines and chlorinated solvents. Other applications are as solvent, scavenging component and storage fumigant.
- Ethylene + chlorine (chlorination)
- Ethylene + hydrogen chloride, anhydrous + oxygen (gas phase oxychlorination)
- Acetylene + hydrogen chloride, anhydrous (addition)
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Derivatives. Ethylene Dichloride is used as raw material in the production of the following derivates: 1-dichloroethane; 2-ethanedithiol; ethylenediamine; polyethylenepolyamine; polysulfide rubber; trichloroethylene; vinyl chloride
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