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December 17, 2014
Nama Chemicals (Al Jubail) says that it plans to restart its chlor-alkali production facility at Al Jubail on 5 January 2015. The plant has been down since a fire in the caustic soda...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Nama-Chemicals-to-restart-chlor-alkali-plant-in-January_66239.html
December 12, 2014
Olin plans to close permanently the portion of the company's Becancour, PQ, chlor-alkali facility that has been idle since late June, when an explosion occurred at the site. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-to-close-part-of-its-Canada-chlor-alkali-production-site_66151.html
November 21, 2014
FMC Corp has sought out the services of Bank of American and Goldman Sachs to assist with the sale of its alkali chemicals unit, which could amount to $1.5 billion, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Report-FMC-mandates-Bank-of-America-and-Goldman-Sachs-with-sale-of-alkali-chemicals-unit_65623.html
November 18, 2014
Meghmani Organics (Ahmedabad, India) says that its subsidiary Meghmani Finechem plans to build a caustic potash plant at Dahej in Gujarat State, India, near the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Meghmani-Organics-to-build-caustic-potash-plant-in-India_65288.html
November 13, 2014
Brazil's competition authority CADE (Brasilia) has rejected Braskem's proposed acquisition of Solvay's 70.59% stake in chlorvinyls company Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires). The decision...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Brazil-blocks-Braskems-acquisition-of-Solvay-Indupa-update-adds-Braskem-comment_65343.html
November 11, 2014
OCI Partners (Nederland, TX) reports third-quarter income of $19 million, down 21% year-over-year (YOY) from $24 million. Sales totaled $90 million, down 6% YOY from $96 million. The company cites lower ammonia production and lower methanol prices....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/OCI-Partners-earnings-down-21-percent-YOY-on-volume-costs_65301.html
November 11, 2014
Atul, a major base chemicals and derivatives producer in western India, is converting its mercury cell chlor-alkali plant to membrane technology. The company has awarded ThyssenKrupp...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Atul-builds-membrane-cell-chlorine-plant-in-India_65287.html
November 7, 2014
Caustic soda supply has tightened considerably in northwestern and southern Europe because of production issues plaguing various producers. These issues range from industrial action to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Caustic-soda-prices-spike-in-Europe-as-production-issues-constrain-supply_65218.html
November 5, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta) says lower electrochemical unit values and higher ethylene costs cut into third-quarter volume gains. Net income totaled $44.5 million, up 6% year-on-year (YOY) from $39.0 million. Net sales also increased 6% YOY, to $1.27 billion, from $1.20 billion. Adjusted earnings per share of 72 cts were well ahead of analysts’ consensus estimate of 60 cts, compiled by Thomson Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Axiall-increases-income-6-percent-beats-estimates_65139.html
November 5, 2014

OCI Resources (Atlanta), the majority-owned US soda ash operation of OCI (Seoul), reports net income for the third quarter of $21.6 million, up 55% year-on-year (YOY) from $13.9 million. Net sales increased by 4.0% YOY, to $109.8 million. Earnings per share of 52 cts fell shy of analysts’ consensus estimate of 54 cts/share, compiled by Thomson Reuters.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/OCI-Resources-quarterly-sales-income-gain-on-international-soda-ash-prices_65142.html
October 24, 2014
Weak chlor-alkali demand continues to take a toll on Olin’s quarterly results, but the company expects improvement in the fourth quarter. Olin reports third-quarter net income of $26 million, down 63% year-over-year (YOY) from $70 million. Sales totaled $594 million, down 11% YOY from $671 million. Adjusted earnings per share of 42 cents equaled the analysts’ consensus estimate reported by Thomson Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-third-quarter-earnings-fall-63-percent-on-continued-weak-chlor-alkali_64790.html
October 23, 2014
OxyChem, the chemical segment of Occidental Petroleum, has reported pre-tax earnings for the third quarter of $140 million, down 23% year-on-year from $181 million. The company attributes the decrease to lower caustic soda prices driven by new chlor-alkali capacity, as well as lower overall margins resulting from higher ethylene and natural gas costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/OxyChem-third-quarter-earnings-drop-23-percent-on-lower-prices-higher-costs_64717.html
October 23, 2014
BorsodChem (Kazincbarcika, Hungary) says it has started preparations to replace its 125,000-m.t./year mercury-cell chlor-alkali plant at Kazincbarcika with a membrane-cell plant. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/BorsodChem-launches-mercury-cell-chlor-alkali-plant-replacement-project_64699.html
October 21, 2014
Saskatchewan Mining and Minerals Inc. (SMMI; Chaplin, SK) says it has almost completed installing a dedicated caustic soda and ammonium sulfate demonstration facility at the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Saskatchewan-Mining-and-Minerals-nears-completion-of-caustic-soda-ammonium-sulfate-demonstration-plant_64655.html
October 20, 2014
Euro Chlor (Brussels) says its general assembly has chosen Thomas Wehlage as chair of its management committee. Wehlage was elected for a two-year period. He is currently senior v.p....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Euro-Chlor-selects-Thomas-Wehlage-as-chair-of-its-management-committee_64600.html
October 10, 2014
Nuberg Engineering (Noida, India) says it has been awarded a $15-million chlor-alkali engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract by salt company Al Ghaith Industries...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Indian-firm-awarded-EPC-contract-for-Abu-Dhabi-chlor-alkali-expansion_64457.html
September 30, 2014
Energochemica (Prague) says it plans to build a membrane-cell chlor-alkali plant at the Strázske, Slovakia manufacturing site of the company's Chemko subsidiary. The project...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Czech-based-firm-plans-membrane-cell-chlor-alkali-plant-in-Slovakia_64152.html
September 26, 2014
Dow Chemical has initiated a process to sell its epoxy, chlorinated organics, and chlorine businesses preferably to a single buyer. Dow said in December 2013 that it is carving...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Report-Dow-seeks-single-buyer-for-epoxy-and-chlorine-units_64074.html
September 19, 2014
GRAND OPENING: President Vladimir Putin at RusVinyl's inauguration today. RusVinyl (Kstovo, Russia)—an equally owned joint venture between Sibur (Moscow), Russia's largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/RusVinyl-commissions-&euro1-4-billion-integrated-PVC-complex-in-Russia_63903.html
September 11, 2014
Vencorex, a joint venture in which PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) holds 85% and Perstorp 15%, said today that it plans to convert its diaphragm process chlor-alkali plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Vencorex-to-convert-chlorine-plant-in-France-to-membrane-technology_63720.html
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