The chemical compound TCE is a chlorinated hydrocarbon commonly used as an industrial solvent. It is a clear non-flammable liquid with a sweet smell.

TCE is an effective solvent for a variety of organic compounds. It was first widely produced in the 1920s. TCE's major use is to extract vegetable oils from plant materials such as soy, coconut, and palm. Other uses in the food industry included coffee decaffeination and the preparation of flavoring extracts from hops and spices.

During the post World War II period, TCE's was inhalational anesthetic, thus replacing chloroform and ether but was itself replaced by halothane later.


Krish Chem provides TCE's as raw materials for variety of products. It has its use in the dry cleaning as a solvent. Perhaps the greatest use of TCE's is degreasing the metal parts of a machine. More than 80% of TCE's is used as a solvent to remove grease from metal parts as well as used in adhesives, paint removers, typewriter correction fluids, and spot removers. It is also widely used in the manufacturing of range of fluorocarbon refrigents.

TCE's is a major compound used in almost all the manufacturing industries. Krish Chem offers this valuable product at a profitable rate through sound economic decisions. The industries requiring trichloroethylene as a solvent are:

  Electroplating Industries for cold cleaning(process used to remove grease, wax and other impurities from metal and other parts) and vapor greasing solvents.

  Integrated Iron and Steel Manufacturing Industries.

  Machinery Manufacture and Repair.

  Pulp and Paper Manufacture for de-inking paper.

  Rubber Manufacture.

  Semiconductors for oxidation of wafers.


It is a huge advantage of TCE's that it has a high boiling point (87°C) i.e. it does not burn easily. It is especially valuable because of its cleaning properties, low flammability and lack of measurable flash point.

TCE's is also used as chemical process intermediate in PVC production as a molecular weight control agent.

High-purity grades of TCE's are used as feedstock in the synthesis of refrigerant hydro fluorocarbon. In this process, TCE's compound is destroyed to form new fluorinated compound.

Among the properties that have contributed to trichloroethylene’s wide acceptance as a metal cleaner and degreaser are the following:

  High solvency

  Low flammability


  High stability

  Low specific heat

  Low boiling point

  Low latent heat of vaporization

TCE's is used as a solvent in some nonflammable adhesive and aerosol formulations, and as a low temperature heat-transfer medium.

However, it should be strictly noted that trichloroethylene (TCE) is highly dangerous and toxic if swallowed or inhaled and can affect heart, liver, nervous system, and kidneys. It also causes severe skin irritation and irritation to eyes and respiratory tract (MAY CAUSE CANCER).