17 Successes

Over 7500 people are directly employed in making chlorine and caustic soda (chlor-alkali) in Europe. From these chemical professionals come all the products we rely on every day to make our lives easier, safer or healthier. Many of our jobs also need chlor-alkali chemistry and would be very different, less efficient or more dangerous without it. Taking '17' as our inspiration (from chlorine's position on the chemical Periodic Table of elements), we are pleased to present 17 real Europeans, whose success at work is all thanks to chlor-alkali chemistry. Read more about jobs in the chlor-alkali industry here.
The Animal Carer

The Animal Carer

Hypochlorite and other chlor-alkali chemicals help keep animal sanctuaries clean and their inhabitants healthy.

The Architect

The Architect

Building the future with chlor-alkali chemistry.

The Dentist

The Dentist

Dentists use chlorine things to give us beautiful and healthy smiles.

The Dry-Cleaner

The Dry-Cleaner

Chlorinated solvents are essential for dry-cleaners.

The Energy Expert

The Energy Expert

Powering Europe using chlor-alkali chemistry.

The Farmer

The Farmer

Using chlorine things to keep us all well fed.

The Firefighter

The Firefighter

Heat, smoke, fire and water are no match for chlor-alkali chemistry.

The Hotelier

The Hotelier

Hoteliers rely on polyurethane to give us a good night’s sleep.

The IT Expert

The IT Expert

From cables to microchips, chlorine things help keep us online.

The Mechanic

The Mechanic

For safe, comfortable and reliable driving, use chlorine things!

The Packager

The Packager

Wrapping things up with chlor-alkali chemistry.

The Pharmacist

The Pharmacist

Chlor-alkali chemistry is used in the manufacture of 88% of all major medicines.

The Plumber

The Plumber

For clean drinking water and a nice warm bath, use chlorine things!

The Police Officer

The Police Officer

Polycarbonate face shields and Kevlar® body armour are chlorine things.

The Pool Attendant

The Pool Attendant

Chlorine things like hypochlorite help keep our swimming pools and spas clean and germ-free.

The Surgeon

The Surgeon

Surgeons rely on chlor-alkali chemistry to help repair our bodies.

The Window Seller

The Window Seller

Keeping our homes warm and dry with chlor-alkali chemistry.