Chemical Profile

June 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;6/18/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 71, p6
Trade Publication
The article offers information on chlorine. Chlorine's main end-use is in polyvinyl chloride. Other major uses are isocyanates and oxygenates, inorganics, chloromethanes/solvents and epichorohydrin. Chlorine is a light greenish-yellow gas with an irritating odour. It is toxic by inhalation, ingestion and skin contact. Future growth in western Europe is put at around 1%/year, with east European growth rated stronger at 3-4%/year.


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