Methylene Chloride is one of the most used chemicals in Malaysia due to its versatility. It appears to be colorless, with the formula being CH2C12. Another name for it is Dichloromethane (DCM).
Use cases of Methylene Chloride (MC) in Malaysia
It is a versatile solvent that can be used throughout different industries in Malaysia, including:
- Adhesive industry: It’s commonly used as a solvent to produce adhesives, for example, contact cement
- Automotive industry: Methylene Chloride can also be used as a stripping agent, which then automotive industries will use to remove the coatings from car parts.
- Plastic & Furniture industry: Methylene Chloride is also used in the production of polyurethane foam (PU Foam), which can apply plastic products, and it is also a common type of mattress foam.
- Paint & Coating Industry: Paint manufacturers will use Methylene as a solvent during the production of painting and coating products, one of the products is paint strippers.
- Pharmaceutical industry: It is also commonly used as a solvent to produce pharmaceutical products such as vitamins & many antibiotics.
- Electronic Industry: Methylene Chloride is also used as a cleaning agent for cleaning electronic components.
- Other manufacturing industries: Methylene Chloride can be used as a degreaser as well, as it is an effective solvent for removing grease and oils from metal parts or surfaces.
Regulation of Methylene Chloride in Malaysia
It is important to note that the use of methylene chloride is regulated in Malaysia, and industries that use this chemical are required to comply with safety and environmental regulations to ensure its safe handling, use, and disposal. At BIS Chemicals, we’re well-equipped and trained to comply with the Malaysian Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 as regulated by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH).
How much does Methylene Chloride cost?
The prices of solvents highly depend on market supply and demand. At Bis Chemicals, we consistently supply Methylene Chloride throughout Malaysia, so feel free to contact us for a quotation.
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