What do fire protection and ships have in common…?

…they both keep our future safe thanks to chlor-alkali!

Every day firefighters will protect us using chlor-alkali…

Polycarbonate is a strong material that can maintain its toughness even in high temperatures, which is why it is used in fire helmets. As some forms of it are also transparent, it makes an ideal material for face shields for firefighters who need protection as they enter burning buildings. The first step in making polycarbonate involves mixing chlorine with carbon monoxide.

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.. just as more hydrogen will be used to power ships.

When making chlorine and caustic soda / caustic potash, you mostly also make hydrogen. Europe has big plans for this important gas as a raw material in chemical and steel production but also in powering vehicles, heating buildings and maybe even in producing energy for communities.

There are already ships and buses which today are being run on hydrogen from chlor-alkali production!

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Chlor-alkali is vital for many products in our daily life.