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Ethylene (C2H4) is also known as ethene.

Linde offers ethylene in a range of packages from small cylinders to bulk ISO containers.







Ethylene is used in a range of industries and applications including:  

  • Chemicals: Ethylene is the starting material for several industrial syntheses. It is employed as an intermediate in the chemical industry and for the production of plastics.

  • Food & Beverages: An ethylene/nitrogen mixture supplied in cylinders is used to control ripening of fruit, especially bananas. A concentration of a few ppm in the warehouse atmosphere is used. It is also used in agriculture to promote crop growth. In this application the gas is directly injected into the soil.

  • Glass: Ethylene is used in the production of specialty glass for the automotive industry (car glass).

  • Medical: Ethylene is used as an anaesthetic.

  • Metal Fabrication: Ethylene is used as oxy-fuel gas in metal cutting, welding and high velocity thermal spraying.

  • Refining: Ethylene is used as refrigerant, especially in LNG liquefaction plants.

  • Rubber & Plastics: Ethylene is used in the extraction of rubber.

Linde Engineering provides turnkey construction of many industrial plants, including large-scale petrochemical plants that produce ethylene, propylene and aromatics from fossil resources. 

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