Communications Manager, Euro Chlor, representing the European Chlor-Alkali industry
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Organizations:Euro Chlor, representing the European Chlor-Alkali industry
IYC Interests:Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
Euro Chlor and the chlor-alkali industry
Almost 2,000,000 jobs in Europe are related to chlorine and its co-product caustic soda. These two key chemical building blocks underpin 55% of the European chemical industry turnover. More than 90% of the European drinking water is made safe with chlorine and about 85 % of all medicines are synthesised using chlorine chemistry. Two thirds of European chlorine pro¬duction is used in engineering materials – polymers, resins and elastomers. Caustic soda is used in various industries, e.g. aluminium, metallurgy, glass, soaps and detergents, textiles.
Euro Chlor is the business association representing chlor-alkali producers in the EU and EFTA regions, employing 39,000 people at 76 manufacturing sites.
As a crucial chemical industry, Euro Chlor fully supports the aims of the International Year of Chemistry in promoting chemistry as a key science that enables solutions, addresses future societal challenges and contributes to sustainable development.