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July 6, 2015
Olin has received all the foreign regulatory approvals required to close its pending merger of certain Dow Chemical chlor-alkali and derivative assets with Olin. The transaction, still...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Dow-Olin-chlor-alkali-merger-receives-overseas-regulatory-approvals_71942.html
July 6, 2015
Paul D. Carrico has retired as Axiall president, CEO, and member of the board, effective immediately, the company says. Timothy Mann, Jr., will serve as interim president and CEO until a successor is found. “The Axiall board has an active search process under way to select the next CEO to strengthen the company’s financial performance and drive enhanced shareholder value,” the company says in a statement....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Carrico-leaves-Axiall-after-string-of-disappointing-quarters_71944.html
July 1, 2015
Euro Chlor (Brussels), the federation representing chlor-alkali producers in the European Union and European Free Trade Agreement, said on Wednesday that Dolf van Wijk has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Euro-Chlor-appoints-new-executive-director_71800.html
July 1, 2015
BASF has sold its 25% stake in the SolVin polyvinyl chloride (PVC) joint venture to its partner, Solvay. The deal closed today—financial details of the transaction have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/BASF-exits-SolVin-PVC-JV-Solvay-Ineos-launch-Inovyn_71808.html
June 25, 2015
Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd. (GACL; Vadodara, India) will establish a joint venture with state-owned National Aluminium Co. (Nalco; Bhubaneswar, India) to operate chlor-alkali...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Indian-firms-form-JV-to-establish-chlor-alkali-plant_71601.html
June 16, 2015
AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries on Tuesday confirmed plans announced in 2014 that they will build and operate a membrane electrolysis facility for chlorine and potassium hydroxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/AkzoNobel-and-Evonik-proceed-with-chlor-alkali-investment-in-Germany_71348.html
June 16, 2015
The merger of Dow Chemical's chlor-alkali business with Olin has cleared the 30-day waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976, the companies say. "This important milestone marks progress toward the close of a seminal transaction maximizing return for both Dow and Olin shareholders and the advancement of Dow's targeted market participation and portfolio transformation strategies," says Andrew Liveris, Dow chairman and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Dow-Olin-chlor-alkali-merger-passes-HSR-review_71367.html
June 9, 2015
The European Commission on Tuesday approved International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG)'s proposed acquisition of a group of chlorovinyls businesses belonging to Ineos. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/EU-clears-Solvay-and-Ineos-Inovyn-JV-acquisition-of-some-Ineos-assets-by-ICIG_71103.html
June 5, 2015
Canexus (Calgary, AB) says it has agreed to sell its North American Terminal Operations (NATO) in Bruderheim, AB, to Cenovus Energy for $75 million, which Canexus will use to pay down bank debt. The company expects to close the deal on 31 August....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Canexus-sells-North-American-Terminal-Ops-to-Cenovus-Energy-for-$75-million_71022.html
April 28, 2015
Olin reports first-quarter net income of $13.1 million, down 56% year-over-year (YOY) from $29.5 million. Sales fell 10% YOY to $518.0 million. The results included $10.4 million in costs related to the acquisition of Dow Chemical's chlor-alkali and downstream derivatives businesses, mark-to-market adjustments on stock-based compensation expense of $6.9 million, and pretax restructuring charges of $1.2 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-earnings-down-56-percent-YOY_69888.html
April 22, 2015
Sanmar Group (Chennai, India) will invest $350 million to expand its chemical facility at Port Said, Egypt, the Egyptian embassy in New Delhi says. Plans include a doubling of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Sanmar-to-double-PVC-capacity-in-Egypt_69600.html
March 25, 2015
Sahara Petrochemicals Co. said today that it will carry out scheduled maintenance at its Al Waha propylene and polypropylene (PP) facility at Al Jubail. The turnaround will begin on 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Sahara-to-carry-out-turnaround-at-Al-Waha-Samapco-plans-chlor-alkali-EDC-maintenance_68885.html
March 13, 2015
Canexus (Calgary) says that it has engaged a financial advisor to explore the potential sale of Canexus's chlor-alkali operation at North Vancouver, BC. The company says that it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Canexus-explores-sale-of-Canada-chlor-alkali-business_68559.html
March 5, 2015

Olin says normal production of chlorine and chemically pure salt at the company's McIntosh, AL, facility has resumed, and that the company is lifting a force-majeure declaration made on 10 February. Olin says it remains on order control for chlorine owing to tight supply in its overall system.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-lifts-force-majeure-on-chlorine-salt-from-McIntosh-facility_68344.html
February 11, 2015
The board of directors of Grasim Industries has approved a proposed merger with Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) that would consolidate the Aditya Birla Group’s chlor-alkali business into Grasim....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Grasim-agrees-to-merger-with-Aditya-Birla-Chemicals-India_67724.html
February 11, 2015
Olin said Tuesday evening that due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control, a portion of the McIntosh, AL facility is unable to return to full operations following a planned...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-declares-force-majeure-on-chlorine-and-salt-at-McIntosh-AL-site_67703.html
February 9, 2015
State-controlled petrochemical producer Oltchim (Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania) generated a €700,000 ($792,000) profit in January, according to Romania's economy, trade, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Minister-Oltchim-generated-&euro700000-profit-in-January_67645.html
February 6, 2015

Olin reports fourth-quarter net income of $12.8 million, down 48% year-over-year (YOY) on declines in both the chlor-alkali and Winchester ammunition segments. However, the company expects gains in 2015, notably in chlor-alkali, which Olin sees emerging from the current trough. Sales totaled $500 million, down 11% YOY from $562 million. Adjusted earnings of 25 cts/share beat the mean analysts’ estimate of 22 cts/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York).

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-beats-earnings-estimates-expects-upturn-in-chlor-alkali_67615.html
February 4, 2015
Chlorine production increased 1.3% year-on-year (YOY) in Europe during December 2014, according to the latest figures released by industry association Euro Chlor (Brussels). Production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Europes-chlorine-production-up-1-3-percent-in-December_67490.html
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
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