Uses

Chlorine and alkali chemistry are essential building blocks for the manufacture of numerous products that we rely on every day across Europe and the world. Everyone knows that chlorine enables safe drinking water and healthy swimming pools, but without it many industrial and manufacturing value chains could not exist.

Chlorine and alkali chemistry are both necessary for the manufacture of vital products that we rely on, including plastics (especially PVC and polyurethane), solvents, medical products and fire protection. Find out more below about the main areas of use, as well as a detailed overview of each product and its end use on the chlorine and caustic soda trees.  An overview can also be seen here.

Chlor-alkali will also help develop the innovative materials that we will need in the future.

See examples of these in our Innovation section.

Across Europe, millions of jobs are dependent on the availability of Chlor-Alkali. Discover some of these via our 17 Successes.

Construction

Construction

Chlor-alkali chemistry is helping us build the future.

Energy

Energy

Chlor-alkali chemistry is essential in the production and efficient use of energy.

Food

Food

Chlor-alkali chemistry keeps our food safe.

Health

Health

Chlor-alkali chemistry helps keeps us healthy.

Home Care

Home Care

Chlor-alkali chemistry keeps our homes comfortable and safe.

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

Chlor-alkali chemistry is essential in the production of modern medicines.

Sport

Sport

Chlor-alkali chemistry is vital for sporting success.

Staying Safe

Staying Safe

Chlor-alkali chemistry helps brave people in our communities.

Technology

Technology

Chlor-alkali chemistry is playing a key role in innovative technologies.

Transportation

Transportation

Chlor-alkali chemistry helps keeps us on the move.