Engro Polymer & Chemical Ltd. is involved in production of Ethylene Di Chloride (EDC) and Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) at its plant, Port Qasim, Karachi.
Ethylene dichloride (EDC), is a chlorinated hydrocarbon, mainly used to produce vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), the major originator for PVC production. 95% of EDC production worldwide is converted to VCM for PVC production, additionally it is also used as a solvent, as a fumigant, and in chemical synthesis of various products. EDC produced by EPCL is used in production of VCM.
Vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), a colorless compound that is stored in liquid form, is an important industrial chemical primarily used to produce polyvinyl chloride (PVC).