What do sunglasses and solar panels have in common…?



…they both use chlor-alkali chemistry to enjoy the benefits of the sun!

Giving you protection in the sun while on holiday…

Did you know that chlor-alkali chemistry helps make your sunglasses? Many sunglass lenses are made of polycarbonate, which makes them highly resistant to impact, shatterproof and stronger than lenses made of glass or regular plastic. This makes them ideal for children, safety, and physical activity. Polycarbonate is a versatile material also used in cycling and firefighting helmets. The UV coatings on sunglasses often also contain compounds made with chlor-alkali chemistry.

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.. and capturing energy from the sun when it shines

Chlor-alkali chemistry also plays a crucial role in purifying silicon for solar panels, including those on your house, to help convert sunlight into electricity. This conversion is primarily done using extremely pure silicon as a semiconductor. To produce high-purity silicon, you need processes that use hydrochloric acid, a chlorine derivative. Read more details here.

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