This section provides an overview for epichlorohydrin as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 13 epichlorohydrin manufacturers and their company rankings.
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Epichlorohydrin is a monomer with epoxy and chlorine groups, also known as chloromethyl oxirane. It is a colorless liquid with a pungent odor and it is flammable. It is insoluble in water and readily soluble in organic solvents. Epichlorohydrin is corrosive and irritating to the eyes, nose, and throat. Inhalation may cause headache, dizziness, and other central nervous system disorders.
Epichlorohydrin reacts with propylene and chlorine to form allyl chloride. This reacts with chlorine and alkali to produce crude epichlorohydrin. It is further produced by distilling epichlorohydrin to remove impurities.
Epichlorohydrin is used as synthetic raw material. It is used as the main raw material for epoxy resins, which are widely used in the chemical industry, especially in the automotive and electronics industries.
In the field of coatings, epoxy resins are used for general paints, electrodeposition coatings for automotive and industrial applications, and coatings for the inside of drums and cans.
In the field of electronics, it is used for printed circuit boards and coil insulation materials, and in the field of civil engineering and construction, it is used in anticorrosive coatings, adhesives and sealants for concrete and steel.
In the paper manufacturing industry, it is widely used as a wet paper strength agent to keep paper strong even when wet, such as in dish paper, paper towels, and cardboard.
Other applications include synthetic glycerin, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, surfactants, synthetic raw materials for ion exchange resins, fiber treatment agents, and solvents.
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Based in Bayville, NY, SAE Manufacturing Specialties Corp. is an ISO-certified supplier and manufacturer of industrial equipment, chemicals, components, ordinance, electronics, and systems for industries ranging from aerospace to high tech to law enforcement. Examples of product offerings include raw materials, chemicals, and lubricants for industrial purposes to finished products such as security helmets for law enforcement, and military ordnances. SAE also provides research and development as well as technical support for other companies in similar industries.
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