From the chlorine produced by its plants, KEM ONE produces each year 130000 tons of chloromethane.


Chloromethane, or chlorinated solvents, are synthesis intermediates used in the pharmaceutical or agricultural sectors for instance. They are also used in fluorochemicals for applications such as solar panels.

KEM ONE’s chloromethane are produced on the Lavéra site in France, continental Europe’s largest chloromethane production facility.



  • Methyl chloride (chloromethane): mainly used for the production of silicones, methyl chloride is also used in the building and rubber businesses and as a chemical intermediate.
  • Methylene chloride (dichloromethane or DCM): chlorinated derivative of methane, methylene chloride is widely used as an intermediary in the pharmaceutical business, industrial and fine chemical sectors.
    Liquid and non-flammable, it displays a good chemical stability and offers an excellent solubility for a wide range of substances. It is biodegradable in aquatic systems.
  • Chloroform (trichloromethane) produced from methanol, chloroform is mainly used as raw material in the production of HCFC 22 (chlorodifluoromethane), itself used on the refrigeration market and totals to 98% of the world sales.
    Chloroform is used in other applications: 
  • Carbon tetrachloride (tetrachloromethane): carbon tetrachloride is exclusively used in the industry. It is mainly used as a solvent and a cleaning agent. It is also used in the production of coolants, propellants and other fluorinated hydrocarbons.

For further information, please go on the Eurochlor website