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February 12, 2016
Ercros (Barcelona) says it will cut its chlor-alkali capacity by 55% from 2018. The company will maintain a presence in the market for chlorine and caustic soda with production at its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Ercros-more-than-halving-chlor-alkali-production-through-capacity-closures_77126.html
February 11, 2016
Inovyn, the Ineos-Solvay chlorvinyls joint venture has placed orders for additional major plant items for its previously announced large scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Inovyn-to-award-Antwerp-chlor-alkali-contract-this-quarter_77085.html
February 3, 2016
Olin reports a net loss for the fourth quarter of $59.3 million, down from earnings of $12.8 million in the year-ago period. Sales totaled $1.267 billion, up from $500 million on the acquisition of Dow’s chlorine products business in October 2015. Adjusted earnings of 31 cts/share beat the average analyst estimate of 20 cts/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-reports-net-loss-of-$59-3-million-beats-estimates_76925.html
February 1, 2016
Ercros (Barcelona) has announced a program to attract other companies to build manufacturing plants and other facilities, creating employment, at Ercros’s production site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Ercros-invites-outside-investors-to-Spain-site-following-chlor-alkali-closure-announcement_76851.html
January 29, 2016
Westlake Chemical’s (Houston) $2.9-billion bid for Axiall (Atlanta) is low, says analyst Hassan Ahmed of Alembic Global Advisors (New York). Although the $20/share offer represents a premium over 100%, Axiall has been deeply undervalued by the stock market, Ahmed says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlakes-initial-offer-for-Axiall-a-low-ball-bid-Alembic-says_76815.html
January 29, 2016
Covestro is testing an innovative technology for recycling saline-process wastewater in polycarbonate production. On Friday, the federal minister for the environment, Barbara...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Covestro-opens-pilot-plant-in-Germany_76814.html
January 15, 2016
AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries have broken ground on a previously announced joint venture project to make chlorine and caustic potash (KOH) at AkzoNobel's Ibbenbüren, Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/AkzoNobel-Evonik-break-ground-on-chlorine-KOH-project-in-Germany_76476.html
December 1, 2015
Production activities at Braskem's steam cracker at Santo Andre, Brazil, part of the Grande ABC chemical cluster in São Paulo State, have resumed, the company says. As a result...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Braskems-cracker-at-Grande-ABC-cluster-restarts_75512.html
November 3, 2015
Olin reports third-quarter income of $5.9 million, down 77% year-on-year (YOY), on sales of $533.6 million, down 10% YOY. Adjusted earnings of 27 cts/share missed the mean analyst estimate of 32 cts/share compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York). Olin says it may idle or permanently close 250,000–450,000 m.t./year of chlor-alkali capacity. The company plans to provide details in the first quarter of 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-says-earnings-down-77-percent-plans-to-rationalize-chlor-alkali_74933.html
November 2, 2015
AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries have formed an equally owned production joint venture, Neolyse Ibbenbüren, for a previously announced chlor-alkali project at Ibbenbüren...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/AkzoNobel-and-Evonik-form-JV-for-chlorine-KOH-project-in-Germany_74888.html
October 6, 2015
BASF will more than double its chlorine capacity based on membrane-cell technology. The company will add 250,000 m.t./year capacity to the existing membrane-cell process plant at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/BASF-to-more-than-double-membrane-cell-chlorine-capacity-at-Ludwigshafen_74186.html
October 20, 2015

Olin announced on Monday that it has completed its merger with Dow’s chlorine products businesses. Two Dow veterans, William H. Weideman and Carol A. Williams, have been elected to Olin’s board of directors, says the company.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-completes-merger-with-Dow-chlorine-businesses_74173.html
October 7, 2015
Inovyn, the Ineos-Solvay chlorvinyls joint venture, is building a large-scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo site in Belgium. This move reinforces...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Inovyn-builds-potassium-hydroxide-facility-at-Antwerp_73918.html
September 24, 2015
Kem One said on Thursday that it has started work to convert its Lavéra, France mercury-cell chlor-alkali unit at a cost of €150 million ($169.1 million). The company will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Kem-One-starts-work-to-convert-mercury-cell-chlorine-plant-in-France_73896.html
September 22, 2015
Aditya Birla Chemicals India (Rehla), a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group (Mumbai), informed the Bombay Stock Exchange on 21 September that it has completed the previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Aditya-Birla-Chemicals-completes-acquisition-of-chlor-alkali-division-of-Jayshree_73810.html
September 17, 2015
Inovyn, the equally owned chlorvinyls joint venture between Ineos and Solvay, plans to close its mercury cell chlorine plant, the J Unit, at Runcorn, UK, “at the earliest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Inovyn-to-close-large-mercury-cell-chlorine-plant-in-the-UK_73738.html
September 16, 2015
Chlor-alkali company Mabuhay Vinyl Corp. (MVC; Makati City, Philippines) has informed the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) that Tosoh, on 14 September, acquired a total of 317,779,029...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Tosoh-increases-stake-in-chlor-alkali-firm-in-Philippines_73710.html
September 15, 2015
Olin says its shareholders have “overwhelmingly” approved issuing the additional shares necessary to complete the company’s merger with Dow Chemical’s US chlor-alkali and vinyl, worldwide chlorinated organics, and worldwide epoxy businesses....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-shareholders-approve-additional-shares-for-Dow-deal_73681.html
September 14, 2015
Euro Chlor (Brussels), the European chlor-alkali industry association, held its annual general meeting in Brussels on Friday. Speakers gave an update on issues facing the industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chlor-alkali-industry-faces-mercury-switch-challenge-Euro-Chlor-elects-vice-chairman_73622.html
September 8, 2015
Hanwha Chemical, South Korea's leading petchems company, and BASF Korea have signed a contract worth 1.89 trillion South Korean won ($1.57 billion) covering the supply by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Hanwha-Chemical-and-BASF-Korea-sign-major-chlor-alkali-supply-contract_73460.html
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