Perchloroethyelne Overview Transcript
Perchloroethylene or perc is a chlorinated solvent best known for its use in the dry-cleaning industry. It is also used in a wide varety of solvents and as a feedstock for a major refrigerant.
Perc’s use in the dry-cleaning industry is waning and will continue to do so, as legislation and funding for more environmentally-friendly methods, cuts into perc’s demand and availability. However perc is still used as a general solvent for organic material and for metals. It is also a key feedstock for the refrigerant R410a which is widely used in the commercial and industrial sectors
Perc prices are driven by the availability of material and demand for it. With supply expected to remain tight and demand stable to strong,perc is expected to see strong growth despite loosing much of its growth in dry-cleaning.