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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G.J. Chemical is a family-owned company based in Newark, New Jersey. G.J. Chemical serves chemical distributors, laboratories, and a variety of end users with high purity chemical products and custom services. G.J. Chemical capabilities include testing, bulk storage, custom blending, liquid bulk handling, and purifying. G.J. Chemical’s chemical products include reagents, acrylate monomers, hand sanitizers, and isopropyl alcohol. These are made to USP, FCC, Reagent ACS, military grade, and other standards.
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.
The Chemical Company (TCC) was founded in 1988 in Jamestown, Rhode Island. TCC is a distributor of chemicals, composites, and plastics. TCC strategically sources materials to provide customers with secure product supply to ensure longterm supply security. TCC’s product categories include C.A.S.E. (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers) such as adipic acid and casein, flame retardants such as dicyandiamide and calcium chloride, silanes, acid such as boric acid and citric acid, water treatment such as melatonin and nicotinamide, intermediates such as acetone, fertilizer & crop nutrition such as ammonium sulfate, and polymer additives such as resorcinol and zinc borate.
Millipore Sigma, formerly known as Sigma-Aldrich, was created in 175 through the merger of Sigma Chemical Company and Aldrich Chemical company and today is a subsidiary of Merck. Millipore Sigma is a life science and biotechnology company serving the industry with several products and services. Some of their product categories include peptide synthesis materials, biochemicals, building blocks, catalysts, chemical biology, chemical synthesis, flavors & fragrances, formulation, lab chemicals, lab safety, APIs, and stable isotopes. Services include characterization, contract manufacturing, custom products, software, support, testing, and mRNA development & manufacturing.
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