Ethylene dichloride (abbreviated as EDC) is a colorless, toxic, extremely flammable, mobile, volatile and slightly soluble in water liquid with a chloroform-like smell. It has and the molecular formula C2H4Cl2. Ethylene dichloride is widely used in the manufacture of vinyl chloride monomer (or VCM) which, in its turn, acts as the key feedstock in the production of polyvinyl chloride monomer (PVC). It used also utilized as an organic solvent, a dispersant, a wetting and dispersant agent and fumigant by some other industries.
The Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe are the most prominent consumers of ethylene dichloride on a global scale. In 2009, the world demand for ethylene dichloride was approximately 32 tonnes, up by around 4 million tonnes from 2000. It is expected to continue growing by around 3 percent annually in the forthcoming years, with the Asia Pacific remaining the top buyer.
The Catalogue comprises research reports covering the ethylene dichloride market. The research studies disclose significant data on ethylene dichloride capacities, production, consumption, trade statistics, and prices. The reports offer data on the present situation on the market as well as analyses of the historical development of the industry. Besides, the research reports profile key ethylene dichloride producers and suppliers.