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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
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
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