What do trains and fridges have in common?

…they are made ‘cooler’ using chlor-alkali chemistry!

Planning to travel by train to visit your family or friends? …

Whenever you do, keep in mind that trains feature chlor-alkali products in their body panels, windows, interiors as well as the electrical equipment for enhanced safety.  

Since it does not break easily, polycarbonate gives strong protection to the outside of the train and creates tough window frames and durable glass. Polyurethane is another product used to make seats, whilst you can find PVC in the panels and interiors (for example to cover the seats), as well as the cables throughout the train.  

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… and to keep your food fresh while using less energy?

Chlor-alkali chemistry in the form of polyurethane rigid foam is used extensively to insulate refrigerators and freezers to keep food fresh whilst using less energy.  According to Euro Chlor’s downstream association ISOPA, refrigerator models designated A++ today are 60% more efficient than 15 years ago due to the introduction of polyurethanes. Read more here. 

Polycarbonate is also used for the trays, drawers and shelving in refrigerators and freezers, as well as related kitchen containers and jugs.  

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Discover more about why and how we use polyurethane here >

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

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