China’s market demand status of chloroethane is summarized from the synthesis of tetraethyl lead,ethyl cellulose,pesticides,spices,dye intermediates,aluminum ethyl,ethyl chlorosilane and the use of organic solvents. The main sources and corresponding enterprises of recovering chloroethane,as well as the production of synthetic chloroethane and its capacity in China are introduced. The supply and demand situation of chloroethane with the competition among chloroethane producers are analyzed. China consumes around 58 thousand tons of chloroethane a year,with main applications in the synthesis of ethyl organic compounds,such as dyes intermediates and spices. The dyes intermediate sector is the biggest consumer,accounting for 48% of the total demand. China’s total capacity of chloroethane is 110 thousand tons per year,of which the synthesized chloroethane is about 100 thousand tons per year. China’s production capacity is much more than domestic demand. Existing synthetic chloroethane enterprises is not advisable to expand capacity.
Modern Chemical Industry