Dow's chlorinated organics products are used as feedstocks to manufacture these products: CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons), and HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons). These products are widely used in refrigeration and air conditioning applications because of their excellent physical and thermodynamic properties. Other applications for fluorocarbons include foam blowing agents, aerosols, fluoropolymers and solvent agents. The use of CFCs as blowing and refrigerant agents continues under Montreal Protocol Article 5(1), but all Article 5(1) countries will cease CFC production by 2010. As a result HCFCs and HFCs have now replaced most CFC applications.

Products Available Application/Description Regional Availability
Carbon Tetrachloride Feedstock. CFC-11 and CFC-12, HFC 245fa. CFC-11 and CFC-12 are still key refrigerants and blowing agents in many Montreal Protocol Article 5(1) countries. All Article 5(1) countries will cease CFC production by 2010. North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Latin America, Asia-Pacific
Chloroform Feedstock. HCFC-22, HFC-125 North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Latin America, Asia-Pacific
HI-TRI™ Solvent Feedstock. HFC-125, HFC-134a. Used where sensitivity to nitrogen does not exist. North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Latin America, Asia-Pacific
Methylene Chloride Technical Grade Feedstock. HFC-32. North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Latin America, Asia-Pacific
Methylene Chloride Technical Grade Low Inhibited Feedstock. HFC-32. Used where sensitivity to amylene exists. North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Asia-Pacific
Perchloroethylene DG Feedstock. CFC-113, CFC-114, CFC-115, HCFC-123, HCFC-124, HFC-125, HFC-134a. Used where sensitivity to nitrogen exists. North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Latin America, Asia-Pacific
Perchloroethylene Industrial Grade Feedstock. CFC-113, CFC-114, CFC-115, HCFC-123, HCFC-124, HFC-125, HFC-134a. Used where sensitivity to nitrogen does not exist. North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Latin America, Asia-Pacific
Trichloroethylene Thymol Stabilized Feedstock. HFC-125, HFC-134a. Used where sensitivity to nitrogen exists. North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, Latin America, Asia-Pacific
Vinylidene Chloride Feedstock. HCFC 141b, HCFC 142b, HFC 143a. North America


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