various grades are used as stabilizers & antioxidants in various industries. It provides excellent low discoloration and high hydrolysis resistance in white and light-colored elastomeric compounds including cements and hot melts. It prevents yellowing of synthetic rubber and ABS plastics in high temperature processes. It is also an effective stabilizer for polymers such as Polyethylene, polypropylene & polyester. It is also used as antioxidant in non toxic applications such as PVC bottles, food sealing gaskets for food containers. Hydrochloric acid is also used in the production of batteries, photoflash bulbs and fireworks. It’s even used to process sugar and make gelatin. Hydrochloric acid, like last month’s chlorine compound, sodium chloride, is another “workhorse” chemical because it is incredibly useful in a wide variety of ways.