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August 4, 2011
Georgia Gulf reported second-quarter net income of $14.6 million, down 32% from the year-ago quarter, on lower results for its aromatics and building products businesses. Sales rose...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Georgia-Gulfs-Income-Falls-on-Lower-Volumes-Higher-Feedstock-Costs_36672.html
August 3, 2011
FMC announced second-quarter net income of $107.2 million ($1.49/share), up 63% from the year ago period but falling short of analyst estimates of 1.51/share, according to Thomson One...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/FMCs-Income-Soars-Boosts-Earnings-Guidance_36592.html
August 2, 2011
Westlake Chemical reported second-quarter net income up 42% from the year ago quarter, to $81 million ($1.21/share), on sales up 13%, to $925 million. Income from operations was up...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Higher-Sales-Improved-Margins-Boost-Westlakes-Earnings_36606.html
July 27, 2011
Clorox says the company's board of directors has unanimously rejected an unsolicited $10.7-billion ($80.00/share) bid from Icahn Enterprises to purchase the company, saying the bid...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Clorox-Rejects-Icahns-Second-Takeover-Bid_36456.html
July 25, 2011
Molycorp has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract to KBR for its planned chlor-alkali plant at the company's Mountain Pass, CA rare earths processing facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Molycorp-Awards-Chlor-Alkali-Construction-Contract_36407.html
July 21, 2011
OxyChem says it plans to construct a membrane-cell chlor-alkali plant at Johnsonville, TN, adjacent to DuPont’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing facility, at an estimated...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/OxyChem-to-Build-Chlor-Alkali-Plant-at-Johnsonville-TN_36309.html
July 15, 2011
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has bid $10.2 billion ($76.50/share) to acquire Clorox. Icahn currently owns 9.4% of Clorox, and seeks to buy all of the company shares he does not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Carl-Icahn-Bids-$10-2-Billion-to-Buy-Clorox_36172.html
June 24, 2011
U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates in May rose 1-percentage point from April levels, to 90%, according to the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Total chlorine production increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/May-Chlor-Alkali-Rates-Improve-in-U-S-_35787.html
June 20, 2011
AkzoNobel is investing €140 million ($199.8 million) in a project to convert an outdated mercury process chlor-alkali plant at Frankfurt, Germany to membrane technology. The plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/AkzoNobel-Converts-Frankfurt-Chlor-alkali-Plant-to-Membrane-Technology-Hikes-Capacity_35597.html
June 15, 2011
The head of CBI (London), the U.K. employers' association, has criticized U.K. government plans to introduce a carbon price floor and said that the measure will put too much cost...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/U-K-Employers-Association-Backs-Ineos-on-Carbon-Price-Floor_35539.html
June 15, 2011
Compass Minerals says it will boost magnesium chloride capacity at its Ogden, UT facility from 550,000 liquid tons to 1 million tons due to growing demand for the product. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Compass-Minerals-to-Boost-Magnesium-Sulfate-Capacity_35534.html
June 13, 2011
Braskem’s chlor-alkali unit at its Maceio facility at Alagoas, Brazil has been shut down following a chlorine leak and subsequent pipeline rupture on May 21 and May 23. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Accident-Keeps-Braskem-Unit-Offline_35368.html
June 9, 2011
Asahi Glass (Tokyo) says it will invest Y5 billion ($61.5 million) to expand capacity of its chlor-alkali manufacturing complex at Cilegon, Indonesia, belonging to PT Asahimas...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Asahi-Glass-Hikes-Chlor-Alkali-Capacity-in-Indonesia_35241.html
June 2, 2011
Braskem’s chlor-alkali unit at its Maceio facility at Alagoas, Brazil will remain shut following a chlorine leak and subsequent pipeline rupture on May 21 and May 23...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Braskem-Chlor-Alkali-Unit-Remains-Offline-Following-Accident_35244.html
May 31, 2011
U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates in April fell 3-percentage points from March levels, to 89%, according to the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Total chlorine production decreased...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/U-S-Chlor-Alkali-Producers-Report-Lower-Rates-for-April_35069.html
May 11, 2011
Sahara Petrochemical Co. and Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Maaden) have signed a shareholders' agreement to build a previously announced chlor-alkali and ethylene dichloride (EDC) complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Sahara-and-Maaden-Sign-Caustic-Soda-Ethylene-Dichloride-Shareholders-Agreement_34688.html
May 5, 2011
Georgia Gulf reported first quarter net income of $12.1 million (35 cts/share), compared to a net loss of $19 million in the year-ago quarter. Operating income was $36.6 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Higher-Sales-and-Selling-Prices-Push-Georgia-Gulf-Into-the-Black_34598.html
May 3, 2011
PPG Industries says it has completed its previously announced acquisition of certain assets of chlor-alkali producer Equa-Chlor (Longview, WA) for $27 million. “We have begun to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-Completes-Acquisition-of-Equa-Chlor_34540.html
May 3, 2011
Westlake Chemical reported first-quarter net income of $83.5 million ($1.25/share), nearly five times higher than the year-ago quarter, on sales of $867.3 million, which were driven by...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlakes-Income-Boosted-by-Strong-Olefins-and-Chlor-Alkali-Sales_34527.html
April 29, 2011
Olin announced first quarter net income of $133.7 million ($1.66/share), compared to $14.1 million in the year-ago period on increased pricing and sales volumes in its chlor-alkali...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olins-Earnings-Skyrocket-on-Improved-Sales-and-SunBelt-Acquisition_34463.html
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