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January 14, 2013
European chlorine production was down in December, according to the latest figures published by industry association Euro Chlor (Brussels) today. European chlorine capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Poor-PVC-demand-reflected-in-low-EU-chlorine-capacity-utilization-in-December_48952.html
January 11, 2013
Energy-focused private equity firm Intervale Capital (Boston) has taken a majority stake in oil field chemicals and water treatment business Aegis Chemical Solutions (The Woodlands...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Private-equity-firm-Intervale-acquires-Aegis-Chemical-Solutions_48916.html
January 10, 2013
Westlake Chemical has begun the previously announced expansion of the Petro 2 ethylene unit at its complex at Lake Charles, LA, the company said today. The expansion work, taking place...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlake-commences-ethylene-expansion-at-Lake-Charles_48861.html
December 28, 2012
PPG has launched a share exchange under which PPG shareholders will be allowed to convert the company’s common stock into Georgia Gulf common stock. The share exchange is part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-launches-Georgia-Gulf-share-exchange_48659.html
December 27, 2012
PPG has declared force majeure at its Lake Charles, LA, commodity chemicals plant for vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and all grades of caustic soda after a fire on 24 December. The fire...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-declares-force-majeure-at-Lake-Charles_48640.html
November 30, 2012
Canexus says it will use the proceeds to continue the expansion of its North American Terminal Operation at Bruderheim, Alberta....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Canexus-plans-$75-million-secondary-offering_48074.html
November 29, 2012
Sahara Petrochemicals (Jubail, Saudi Arabia) says that its affiliate, Sahara & Maaden Petrochemicals Co. (Samapco) signed financing agreements for a total amount of 1.98 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Sahara-jv-signs-financing-deals-with-Saudi-banks-for-caustic-soda-EDC-project-at-Jubail_48014.html
November 19, 2012
Westlake Chemical has declared a $3.75/share special dividend, payable to shareholders on 12 December. The company will spend $250 million in cash on hand to pay the dividend. Westlake...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlake-declares-special-dividend_47827.html
October 30, 2012
Saltic (Salalah, Oman) has appointed Hanwha Engineering & Construction to build a $500-million chlor-alkali and ethylene dichloride (EDC) complex at the Salalah free zone in Oman...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Saltic-picks-Hanwha-for-chlor-alkali-and-EDC-complex-in-Oman_47347.html
October 18, 2012
PPG’s third-quarter net income was up 9% year-on-year (YOY), to $339 million, on strong automotive coatings volumes and price increases. Sales were flat, at $3.85 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-earnings-rise-9-percent-on-auto-strength-price-increases_47055.html
September 20, 2012
The European chlor-alkali industry needs some letup in the pace of legislation if it is not to lose its share of the global market, delegates to Euro Chlor’s (Brussels) AGM in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Europes-Chlor-Alkali-Industry-Under-Pressure_46297.html
September 2, 2012
Uhdenora (Milan), a joint venture between Uhde (Dortmund, Germany) and De Nora (Milan), has been awarded a contract by Shandong Befar Group (Binzhou City, China)for a new chlor-alkali...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Uhdenora-Awarded-Chlor-alkali-Plant-Contract-in-China_46003.html
August 23, 2012
Olin says it has completed the acquisition of caustic soda distributor and bleach maker K.A. Steel Chemicals (Lemont, IL) for $328 million in cash. K.A. Steel is one of the largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-Completes-Acquisition-of-K-A-Steel-Chemicals_45800.html
August 2, 2012
Westlake Chemical reported second-quarter net income of $115.5 million ($1.72/share), up 42% from the year-ago quarter, on a pre-tax gain of $16.0 million from the sale of Georgia Gulf...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlakes-Results-Boosted-by-Strong-Olefins-Business_45361.html
July 24, 2012
Olin reported a second-quarter net income of $47.6 million (59 cts/share), up 13% from the year-ago quarter, on stronger sales volumes from bleach and hydrochloric acid. Second quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olins-Earnings-Rise-on-Stronger-Bleach-Sales-and-Special-Charge_45144.html
July 20, 2012
This Week on CW: PPG is planning to merge its commodity chemicals business with Georgia Gulf, in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal involves $900 million in cash to be paid to PPG...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-20_45104.html
July 18, 2012
Olin says it will acquire caustic soda distributor and bleach maker K. A. Steel Chemicals (KA Steel; Lemont, IL) for $328 million in cash. KA Steel is one of the largest distributors...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-Acquires-KA-Steel-for-$328-Million_44962.html
July 17, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) announced today that it will shut down a chlorine manufacturing complex at its Sibur-Nefekhim subsidiary at Dzerzhinsk, Russia. The company says that the plant is old...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Sibur-to-Close-Outdated-Chlorine-Plant-at-Dzerzhinsk_44925.html
July 13, 2012
Solvay says it has commissioned North America’s first trona mine methane recovery facility at Green River, WY. The company’s patented methane recovery system captures...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Solvay-Commissions-First-Trona-Mine-Methane-Recovery-System-in-U-S-_44876.html
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