Facts & figures
Find out much more details about the properties and applications
of the three main chlorinated solvents:
Also known as dichloromethane (DCM), this clear non-flammable
liquid is mainly used in closed systems e.g. pharmaceuticals, fine
chemicals and process chemicals.
Perchloroethylene is the solvent choice for most dry-cleaners
and is also utilized in industrial textile treatment and for metal
See Perchloroethylene page
Essentially used in the past as a solvent, today the majority of
its production goes into the production of other chemicals such as
refrigeration or airconditioning systems.
See Trichloroethylene page
Last update: 09/2011