Vinyl Chloride Monomer

Chlor-Alkari and Vinyl Chloride

Generic names Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)
Product name Vinyl Chloride Monomer
Main applications Material for the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin
Packing / shipping method Tanker ship
Chemical formula CH2CHCl
Special properties Flammable and combustible gas

Product overview

Tokuyama manufactures and sells vinyl chloride monomer as a feedstock for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin. The majority of sales are to Shin Dai-Ichi Vinyl Corporation, a Tokuyama Group company that produces and sells PVC. Vinyl Chloride Monomer is produced by reacting chlorine, which can be made from natural salt using electrolysis, and ethylene derived from petroleum.

Special characteristics

  • Colorless gas
  • Normally liquefied under pressurization

For more information:

Planning Department, Chemicals Business Division
TEL: +81-3-5207-2510
FAX: +81-3-5207-2574

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