Year 13 Chemistry Trip to Mexichem Runcorn

Mr S Edwards | |

Four year 13 Chemistry students had the opportunity to find out how Mexichem at Runcorn convert Fluorspar into hydrogen fluoride which is then used to make a variety of fluorocarbons, fluoropolymers and cement products. They also had the opportunity to see the techniques used in industrial laboratories and appreciate the safety and environmental issues involved in manufacturing these chemicals on a large scale. They were able to discuss various career opportunities in the chemical industry with Mexichem employees.