Chlorine is a basic raw material in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. It is used for cleaning and disinfection as well as in an antiseptic capacity. The most widespread application of chlorine is in the manufacture of plastics, where one of the most familiar products is polyvinyl chloride (PVC). At the same time, other chlorine-free plastics such as polycarbonate are produced on the basis of chlorine. In chlorine processing, compressors are needed primarily for the preparation of industrial raw materials. The special features of the product make high demands on the machines: chlorine gas is stable at around 150 °C, but combustible above approx. 200 °C.