Basic raw material used to manufacture vinyl chloride (an early stage of the PVC production chain).


1,2-Dichloroethane is a colorless liquid with a pleasant smell and sweet taste. With a purity of 99.9% EDC, it is flammable at high temperatures. Widely used in the chemical industry for the production of PVC and in the manufacture of solvents, it is also found in household cleaning products and insecticides.


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Manufacturing process

Manufacturing process

Manufactured and traded in liquid form, dichloroethane is obtained with a reaction of chlorine with ethylene at low temperatures, with the presence of iron and oxygen. In a later stage, the product is purified with the removal of organic and inorganic impurities.

Where is dichloroethane applied in our daily lives?

Where is dichloroethane applied in our daily lives?

O produto é a matéria-prima básica para a fabricação de PVC, material utilizado na construção civil na forma de tubos e conexões para água potável e esgoto na fabricação de embalagens, filmes plásticos, recobrimento de fios e cabos elétricos e ainda na indústria automobilística, entre outras aplicações.

technical information

Characteristic Information
Fórmula química CH2CLCH2CL
Flash Point (Vaso aberto) 18,3 ºC / 65 ºF
Peso molecular 98,96
Ponto de ebulição 83,5 ºC / 182 ºF
Ponto de congelamento (ou Fusão) -35,5 ºC / -31,9 ºF
Solubilidade em água (25 ºC) 0,84g/100g água
Peso específico (25 ºC / 25 ºC) 1,250 g/cm³
Pressão de vapor (20 ºC) 62,5 mmHg


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Frequently asked questions

What does Unipar do?

Unipar is a leading company in the production of chlorine and soda, and the second in the production of PVC in South America. It is one of the major suppliers of for sanitation and civil construction, also supplying inputs for the paper and pulp, cleaning, aluminum, textile, toy making, and pharmaceutical industries, among others.

What are the products offered by Unipar?

Different products used in our daily lives are developed from raw materials at Unipar. Always acting to defend the environment, we manufacture chemical products such as chlorine compounds and caustic soda, which are essential for the in the sanitation, textiles, and food industries, among others. Vinyl polychloride (PVC), on the on the other hand, is one of the most commonly used plastic materials in the world, by different industries, directly influencing our quality of life and contributing to a more sustainable future. Learn about the product catalog.

How do I register a social project at Unipar?

It's easy. Unipar supports entities that transform the life of communities based on positive initiatives. Every year, Unipar publishes public biddings that guide the registration of social projects. Learn about the regulations of the previous bidding notices by clicking here or register your initiative here.

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Unipar works in an ethical and responsible manner in all its relationships. If you identify something that is irregular, you are safe to report it using our Hotline. We ensure your anonymity, confidentiality and our impartiality, by means of outsourced companies in charge of managing such cases.

Is there a possibility to make a visit to one of Unipar's plants?

Yes, there is. Through our Open Plant program, it is possible to visit Unipar's plants both in Brazil and in Argentina. To schedule a visit free of charge, read the required guidelines.Yes, there is. Through our Open Plant program, it is possible to visit Unipar's plants both in Brazil and in Argentina. To schedule a visit free of charge, read the required guidelines.

What is Unipar's commitment with the environment?

Our purpose is to be agents of transformation for a more sustainable world. We set forth three prerequisites for our actions: they must have a relevant impact, be aligned with our business strategy, and ensure financial return. Learn about our values.

What are the press relations contacts in Brazil and Argentina?

Journalists wishing to obtain more information about Unipar may contact the press relations group in Brazil and in Argentina. The contacts are:



FSB Comunicação


Email: unipar@fsb.com.br

Phone: +55 (11) 3165-9596



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Phone: +54 (11) 5556 0700.

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Unipar engages people who create chemistry. We have 1400 employees engaged with the sole purpose of being reliable in all our relationships. To participate in our recruitment processes, please type your email address in the "Join us" area to begin a relationship with the company. You will then be forwarded to the following steps.

I’m a student. What is the procedure to register for an internship at Unipar?

At Unipar, we build a healthy working environment, a space for our employees' professional and personal growth. For students, Unipar develops the Unipar Internship Program. It offers excellent opportunities for engaged, committed students to learn and grow. Expand your horizon in a company like Unipar, and make a difference.

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