Epichlorohydrin is an organic chemical raw material and intermediate chemical product with extensive applications. It is used mainly to produce epoxy resins, a major components of paints, coatings, electric insulation products, glass fiber reinforced plastics in aircraft construction, the auto production industry and shipbuilding, as well as in the manufacturing of print circuits and wind turbines. Epichlorohydrin is also used to produce pharmaceuticals, papers and much more.
The conventional way of producing Epichlorohydrin is a multi-step process based on propylene, which is obtained petrochemically. The high propylene prices fluctuate, while the large, available quantities of raw Glycerine, obtained as a by-product of biodiesel production, have increased the interest in processes where the glycerol is used as a raw material. In recent years the production of Epichlorohydrin has followed the "green" trend in the chemical industry: environmentally friendly raw materials and sustainable engineering.
KVT typically supplies the engineering, key equipment and commissioning for the Epichlorohydrin production plant as well as the related process technologies to refine the raw materials; Glycerine, the Brine Treatment Plant and the Combustion Unit for the treatment of off gas and other by-products if requested, as a unique, complete, circular process.
- Our customers are:
- Epoxy Resins Producers
- Epichlorohydrin Producers by Propylene
- Chlorine/HCl Producers
- Biodiesel/Glycerine Producers