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Improve the cracking of ethylene dichloride

04.01.2014  |  Shahani, G.,  Linde Engineering North America, Inc., Blue Bell, PennsylvaniaMa, D. ,  Linde Engineering North America, Inc., Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Keywords: [VCM] [EDC] [PVC] [ethylene] [furnace] [ethylene dichloride]

The discovery and exploitation of shale gas in North America is providing a boost to the domestic petrochemical industry. In particular, commodity petrochemicals such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are experiencing a strong resurgence in North America. PVC is made from vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), which is derived from ethylene dichloride (EDC), which, in turn, is produced from ethylene.

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