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Chlorine in the car industry

In the car industry, chlorine is used in the manufacture of the nylon in safety belts and airbags, and in bumpers, mats, dashboards, coolants and anti-freeze. Chlorine is also used in boat hulls, nets and lines for fishing boats as well as corrosion-resistant paints.

Its application in manufacturing plastics has helped to reduce the overall weight of cars, ships and airplanes, which has led in turn to energy savings.

Chlorine is also used in pneumatic manufacturing, upholstery, high grade lubrication oils, gasoline additives, electrical components, windows on buses and brake fluids.