Dow Corning silicone production: recovery and reuse of methyl chloride

 

Factfile:

Company name: Dow Corning Ltd.

Location: Barry, South Wales, UK.

Products: Silicon-based polymers, used in a range of industrial processes and household applications.

Sustainable change: Installation of new equipment to recapture and reuse methyl chloride and silane compounds; raw materials in the production of silicone.

Effect: Reduced waste of methyl chloride and decrease in the need for road tankers to transport the raw material into the site.

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Energy recovery unit

The energy recovery unit burns waste gases to generate steam for production proceses.