Trichloroethylene (TCE) is produced by the chlorination of ethylene or ethylene dichloride (EDC). It is the smallest of the chlorinated solvents products and is used mainly as a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) intermediate (67%), followed by use in metal degreasing (30%) and miscellaneous uses including as a modifier in the polymerisation of polyvinyl chloride. As a feedstock for HFC production, particularly HFC-134a, there has been a significant increase in global use of TCE, as it has been used as a replacement for CFC-12 in refrigerant applications.
ICIS pricing quotes trichloroethylene in the USA.
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Trichloroethylene Spot Prices
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Price assessments are based on information supplied by market participants through the week up to close of business on Tuesdays at 1700 hours in Houston.
ICIS pricing quotes trichloroethylene conforming to CNT-18562
Cargoes loading or delivered four-six weeks forward from the date of publication.
30-60 days after bill of lading date.
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Export (FOB) prices typically refer to bulk parcels of 500-1,000 tonnes.
ICIS pricing trichloroethylene reports offer market commentary that includes details of traced transactions, news on the supply/demand balance, export/import information news, contract price negotiations and general sentiment for price direction. Where applicable there is product information, comments on up and downstream market developments and general market intelligence. The main production centres are Europe and the US. Most production is used locally and exports are mainly to Latin America and Asia, notably China.