Every time you drink a glass of water, read your newspaper, put on your raincoat, clean your teeth or drive your car, you are using Chlorine in some form. Without Chlorine, Modern life and most of its conveniences would be impossible.
Chlorine is the single material on which production of other chemicals mostly depends. It is used in 60% of all Commercial Chemistry, 85% of all Pharmaceutical Chemistry and 95% of all yield enhancing or agrochemical chemistry.
Products manufactured with chlorine as a raw material include Water Treatment Chemicals, Plastic, Detergents, Pharmaceuticals, Disinfectants and Agricultural Chemicals. Chlorine is also used directly in water to make it safe for drinking by chlorination.
Chlorine is obtained by passing an electric current through a solution of brine to produce Caustic Soda, Chlorine and Hydrogen.