General Information:

Chlorine (and Chlorine derivatives like Hypochlorite) are IMPORTANT, and have many uses in everyday life:-

21 Ton Chlorine Tanker Purification of our drinking water Food production pesticides/insecticides Antiseptics/disinfectants in medicine PVC : Insulation of high voltage electrical cable
        : The car industry etc.
Dyestuffs in the clothing industry Paper manufacture Explosives Polyurethane/PTFE intermediates

It is cheap to buy for the end consumer There are no alternatives for some uses Relatively easy to manufacture It is a well researched and documented chemical

Key Facts About Chlorine
Approximately 2 million jobs in Europe are related to Chlorine 85% of medicines are made using chlorine chemistry 96% of crop protection used by farmers is based on chlorine chemistry 55% of European chemical production depends on chlor-alkali products 98% of Western Europe's drinking water is made safe with the help of chlorine

There are more than 500 chlor-alkali producers, at over 650 sites around the globe, with a total annual capacity
of over 55 million tonnes of chlorine.
The chlorine industry plays a key role in enabling future innovations, thus contributing to world economic growth:

Ultra-pure silicon, the basic material of the photovoltaic cell, used to trap solar energy Super-strength polyaramide fibres, used to reinforce fibre-optic cables for high-speed internet communications Silicon-chips, essential to microprocessors in computers, and a myriad of electronic devices Titanium metal and aluminium, for aircraft fuselages, jet engines and spacecraft Epoxy-resins used in satellites, cars and aeroplanes
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