Chlorine is an important chemical in our day-to-day life and is a major building block for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Mostly known as disinfectant in drinking water and in swimming pools, chlorine contributes to advances in areas as diverse as disinfecting, medicine, public safety and enhancing our everyday life.
Many chemicals, plastics and medicines depend on chlorine during the manufacturing process, although the chemical is not contained in the end product. Some 55% of European chemical production depends on chlor-alkali products.
Two third of all chlorine is used in the production of plastics, such as PVC, Poly-Urethanes, Epoxy-resins, Teflon, Neoprene etc., for use in construction, automotive, electronic and electrical industries.
85% of medicines, including many lifesaving drugs, are made using chlorine chemistry.
25% of medical devices contain chlorine, including blood bags, sterile tubing, heart catheters, prosthetics and X-ray films.
More than 90% of Western Europe's drinking water is made safe with the help of chlorine. Worldwide waterborne diseases kill 15 million people each year.
We are an active member of Euro Chlor, the European organization for Chlorine producers. Euro Chlor develops and promotes the best safety, health and environmental practices for manufacturing, handling and use of chlorine.
Further information about chlorine can be obtained from Euro Chlor.
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