Epichlorohydrin is a versatile chemical intermediate used in many applications.
Epoxy Resins are the main products made from epichlorohydrin. They are incorporated in adhesives, coatings, and composites required by many industries. Examples include:
- Automotive, aerospace and aircraft industries
- Windmill blades
- Construction for non-slip, easy to clean surfaces and as adhesives of choice due to their excellent adhesion to steel and concrete
- Semiconductor & Electronics for encapsulation of electronic components
- Chemical industry for coating storage tanks and pipes
EPI-DMA Polyamines coagulants used mainly for water treatment and drainage, and as retention aids in paper
Polyamide-Epichlorohydrin Resins used as wet strength resins in paper products such as paper towels, coffee filters and tea bags
Epichlorohydrin elastomers used in the automotive industry due to their excellent resistance to oxygen, weather, fuels and oils
Halogenated Phosphate Ester Flame Retardants added to rigid and flexible polyurethane foam to reduce flammability
Surfactants incorporated in personal care products due to their mild properties
Solvay Chemicals, Inc. distributes epichlorohydrin in railcar and tank truck quantities. The product is imported from affiliated Solvay Group plants and is stored in the USA at a bulk terminal storage facility. The quality management systems of the plants and ancillary corporate activities, the bulk storage facility, and the quality control laboratories are all registered to the ISO 9001 standard.