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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
April 17, 2011
Aditya Birla Chemicals (Rehla, India), part of the Aditya Birla Group (Mumbai) says its board of directors has approved the acquisition of the Chloro Chemicals division of Kanoria...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Aditya-Birla-to-Buy-Chloro-Chemicals-Division-of-Kanoria-for-$187-Million_34213.html
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