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April 27, 2012
Olin reported first-quarter adjusted Ebitda of $94.9 million, up 38% from the year-ago quarter, on sales up 16%, to $507 million. Including a $1.9-million pretax restructuring charge...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olins-Earnings-Rise-on-Stronger-Chlor-Alkali-Sales_43083.html
March 30, 2012
Revolutionary changes for the North American petrochemical industry are occurring due to new shale gas resources, Skip Teel, v.p./olefins at Westlake Chemical, told attendees at IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/IHS-WPC-2012-Ethane-Supply-Provides-Boost-to-U-S-Petrochemical-Producers-Westlake-Says_42378.html
March 8, 2012
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will exit its Okayama Chemical Co. (Tokyo) 50-50 joint venture with Daiso Co. (Osaka, Japan). Okayama Chemical, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Asahi-Kasei-Exits-Okayama-Chemical-JV_41877.html
February 21, 2012
Westlake Chemical reported fourth-quarter 2011 net income of $26.4 million, down 68% from the year-ago period, primarily due to higher feedstock costs. Sales were up 8%, to $859.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Higher-Feedstock-Costs-Drive-Down-Earnings-at-Westlake-Chemical_41504.html
February 16, 2012
Georgia Gulf reported a fourth-quarter loss of $3.3 million, compared to net income of $15.1 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales down about 3%, to $673.8 million. The net loss in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Georgia-Gulf-Swings-to-Loss_41400.html
February 15, 2012
Jacobs Engineering says it has received a contract to perform basic engineering work to support the provision of Arkema's proprietary suspension and emulsion technology to four new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Jacobs-Provides-Engineering-Services-to-Arkema-Process-PVC-Plants-in-China_41367.html
February 8, 2012
FMC announced fourth-quarter 2011 net income up of $77.9 million ($1.10/share), compared to a net loss of $53.5 million (74 cts share) in the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/FMCs-Income-Rises-on-Strong-Sales-Across-All-Businesses_41184.html
January 31, 2012
Olin says net income from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $18.7 million (23 cts/share). This is significantly higher than the company's fourth-quarter 2010 net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olins-Fourth-Quarter-Earnings-Increase-Due-to-Lower-Restructuring-Charges_40928.html
January 19, 2012
PPG Industries reported fourth-quarter 2011 net income of $216 million, up 5% from the year-ago quarter, on sales up 4%, to $3.5 billion. Earnings per share of $1.39/share beat...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-Posts-Strong-Results-on-Improved-Demand-and-Better-Sales-Volumes_40588.html
January 18, 2012
AFC Energy (Cranleigh, U.K.) says its alkaline Beta fuel cell system for the first time is being used commercially to generate electricity from waste hydrogen. The system is being...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/AFC-Starts-up-Fuel-Cell-at-AkzoNobels-Chlor-Alkali-Plant-update_40347.html
January 17, 2012
AkzoNobel has selected consulting and engineering firmTebodin (the Hague) for the engineering, procurement and construction management contract for a previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/AkzoNobel-Awards-Chlor-alkali-Conversion-Contract-to-Tebodin_40513.html
January 11, 2012
IDEA Soda Ash and Calcium Chloride (ISACC; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) has awarded a contract to Jacobs Engineering to provide engineering, procurement, and construction; and project...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Jacobs-Awarded-Contract-for-Soda-Ash-Calcium-Chloride-Project-in-Saudi-Arabia_40383.html
January 9, 2012
Demand in the North American chlor-alkali sector is forecast to slightly grow this year. Demand for caustic soda in North America is expected to grow about 2.3% this year, to about...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chlor-alkali-Demand-to-Grow-Slightly_40272.html
December 21, 2011
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to a four-month extension, until April 2012, of the deadline for the previously announced privatization of chemical company Oltchim...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Oltchim-Privatization-Delayed-for-Four-Months_39945.html
December 21, 2011
Westlake Chemical says it will increase capacity of its previously announced chlor-alkali plant at the company’s Geismar, LA vinyls complex. The chlor-alkali unit was originally...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlake-Boosts-Planned-Capacity-at-New-Chlor-Alkali-Plant_39972.html
December 16, 2011
Asahi Glass (Tokyo), Adeka Corp. (Tokyo), and Kaneka (Osaka), plan to exit their two joint ventures with Shin-Etsu Chemical and Mitsubishi Chemical - Kashima Chlorine & Alkali...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Asahi-Glass-Adeka-and-Kaneka-to-Exit-Chlor-Alkali-and-VCM-Ventures-with-Shin-Etsu-and-Mitsubishi_39875.html
December 8, 2011
Sunoco has declared a special stock dividend to its shareholders of the 56,660,000 shares of common stock of SunCoke Energy, its coke production business, representing approximately...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Sunoco-to-Spin-off-its-SunCoke-Energy-Business_39439.html
December 5, 2011
Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates fell 5 percentage points in October, to 78%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Total...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/U-S-Chlor-Alkali-Operating-Rates-Fall-Again_39501.html
November 22, 2011
Australian mining company BHP Billiton (Melbourne) says it will keep its new Jansen, SK potash mine out of Canpotex, the potash export cartel owned by Saskatchewan producers, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/BHP-Billiton-to-Keep-New-Potash-Mine-Out-of-Canpotex_39244.html
November 10, 2011
Arkema has announced details of a previously reported restructuring of chlor-alkali and derivative operations at the company's Jarrie, France site. The project represents a net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Arkema-to-Restructure-Chlor-Alkali-Operations-at-Site-in-France_38980.html
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