Epichlorohydrin acts as a chemical intermediate mainly used in the manufacture of epoxy resins. It is also used in the production of epichlorohydrin elastomers, polyamide-epichlorohydrin resins, water treatment chemicals, synthetic glycerol, polyols and a variety of glycidyl derivatives, etc. Epoxy resins have excellent strength and electric insulation properties. They are used in the electronic industry for printed circuits boards (in mixture with fiberglass) and to encapsulate electronic components (to protect them from damage). Storage tanks, pipes, appliances, and food and drink cans all benefit from durable coatings made from epoxy resins.