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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AkzoNobel is investing €140 million ($199.8 million) in a project to convert an outdated mercury process chlor-alkali plant at Frankfurt, Germany to membrane technology.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
April 14, 2011
Georgia Gulf has declared force majeure on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) due to reduced ethylene supply and reduced operating rates for chlorine at its production facility at Plaquemine...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Operational-Issues-Force-Georgia-Gulf-to-Declare-Force-Majeure-on-PVC_34151.html
April 8, 2011
Ineos Technologies says its Bichlor membrane chlorine technology has been selected by Olin Corporation for the conversion of its Charleston, TN site. Olin announced late last year that...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-Picks-Ineos-Membrane-Technology-for-Chlorine-Conversion_34017.html
April 8, 2011
Arkema says the European Competition authorities have approved an aid package for its previously announced Technological Risk Prevention Plan devised for the Jarrie, France...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Arkema-Receives-Approval-of-State-Aid-for-French-Site-Reorganization_34016.html
March 21, 2011
PPG Industries says it will purchase certain assets of chlor-alkali producer Equa-Chlor (Longview, WA) for an undisclosed sum. PPG will acquire Equa-Chlor’s manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-to-Acquire-Chlor-Alkali-Producer-Equa-Chlor_33599.html
March 18, 2011
Uhde has been awarded a contract to build a membrane cell process chlor-alkali plant for Leuna-Harze (Leuna, Germany). This will be Uhde's first ever skid-mounted chlor-alkali...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Uhde-Supplies-Skid-mounted-Chlor-alkali-Plant-in-Germany_33543.html
March 10, 2011
Bertolini Group (Bologna, Italy) has acquired production facilities at Torviscosa, Italy from Caffaro Chimica. Caffaro was previously a member of the Snia group, all parts of which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Bertolini-Buys-Some-Ex-Snia-Operations-in-Italy_33361.html
March 9, 2011
Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates rose 7-percentage points in January, to 92%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Total...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chlor-Alkali-Production-Rises-7-Percentage-Points-in-January_33122.html
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