Ethylene Dichloride (EDC)
[Raw Materials] - Ethylene, Chlorine
[Finished Products] - Vinyl chloride pipe, insecticide, detergent
The main materials for EDC are ethylene and chlorine. Chlorine is produced by electrolysis of salt solution. By reacting both ethylene and chlorine inside a reactor with a catalyst the intermediate EDC will be produced.
Vinyl chloride pipe
EDC, an organic compound composed of ethylene and chlorine, is used to produce vinyl chloride monomer after thermal decomposition, and later, vinyl chloride resin. Vinyl chloride drain pipes, commonly used in homes are produced with vinyl chloride resin.
EDC is also used in solvents such as those found in liquid detergents and insecticides.