Published By: Syndicate Market Research
Epichlorohydrin Market - Global Industry
Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast,
2014 – 2020
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Epichlorohydrin is flammable epoxy compound, highly reactive and colorless liquid made by
chlorine, milk of lime and propylene. It is miscible in diethyl ether, ethanol, and chloroform and
insoluble in water. Phenoxy and unmodified epoxy resins are produced using epichlorohydrin as a
raw material. Epichorohydrin is used in production of glycerin. Epichlorohydrin holds a stand in
paper industries, water treatment plants and rubber factories owing to its wet strength and curing
Epichlorohydrin is mainly utilized in manufacturing of an epoxy resin. Epoxy resin is an important
compound and used in various applications such as electronics, adhesives, construction and electrical.
Increasing demand of epoxy resins in different applications would ultimately fuel the demand for
epichlorohydrin. However, long term exposure to epichlorohydrin has found to be harmful for human
as well as for animals. Prolong contact with epichlorohydrin leads to blood related diseases and
respiratory problems. Mild contact with epichlorohydrin causes skin rashes irritation to eyes and
difficulty in inhalation.
In animals especially in rats, inhalation of epichlorohydrin generated tumors. Research proved that it
is hazardous for environment as it pollutes water. Owing to the harmful effects of epichlorohydrin
inventors have develop new procedure for production of bio-based epichlorohydrins. Propylene was
used traditionally in production of epichlorohydrins is replaced by glycerin. Glycerin is a byproduct
of biodiesel which is available easily...