On behalf of Euro Chlor, a specialised external consultant has prepared an Eco-profile of the chlor-alkali main products (chlorine, caustic soda, hydrogen and hypochlorite). This Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is based upon life cycle inventory (LCI) data from Euro Chlor member companies. It has been prepared according to Eco-profiles program and methodology –PlasticsEurope – V3.0 (2019) [PlasticsEurope 2019]
The results of this “cradle to gate” study integrates the production of salt/ brine and electricity, as well as of the utilities and other materials used in the process.
The report is now available for integration in the downstream users’ studies. First published in February 2022, the Eco-profile was revised in September 2022 after the consultant detected a mistake in one of the models used for the calculation of the GHG effects (shown on page 4 of the report). The September 2022 version with the key results can be downloaded here.
This document can be compared with the previous version (2013).