A large part of MCA production is intended for the manufacture of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), a water-soluble cellulose ether, with a wide range of applications as a thickening agent in aqueous systems. Our customers demand flexibility which we provide in many ways including our range of product forms available as monochloroacetic acid (MCA) or the sodium salt of monochloroacetic acid (SMCA) in a variety of packaging.
MCA and SMCA are used to manufacture crop-protection chemicals such as the widely used phenoxyacetic acid herbicide: 2,4 dichlorophenoxyacetic acid also known as 2,4-D and 2-methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid also known as MCPA amongst others. Having us as their supplier, our customers benefit from high quality and reliable supply which allows for efficient operations.
MCA is used in the production of amphoteric surfactants such as betaines and imidazolines. Betaines are becoming increasingly important in the manufacture of mild shampoos, liquid soap and metal cleaning agents. Imidazolines are used as shampoos and industrial cleaners. MCA is also used for making ether carboxylic acids. Flexibility in terms of product forms and quality is essential to the surfactants business, which we provide through our range of product forms. Contact us to learn about our capabilities & developments in supplying Green MCA as well as low-dca (dichloroacetic acid) content material.
MCA additionally is an essential raw material for the production of Pharmaceuticals (Vitamin B6, Penicillin, Ibuprofen, Barbiturate Drugs); Synthetic Caffeine; Agrochemicals (Chloroacetyl Chloride & Related Derivatives e.g. Dimethoate); Cyanoacrylate Adhesives and Glycine.