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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 9, 2011
Westlake Chemical says it has selected Chlorine Engineers Corp (Tokyo) as the process technology provider and engineering contractor for the company’s previously announced...
February 22, 2011
Westlake Chemical reported fourth-quarter net income of $84.1 million ($1.26/share), nearly 7 times higher than the year-ago period, and beating analysts’ estimates of 74...
February 17, 2011
Georgia Gulf reported fourth-quarter 2010 net income of $15.1 million, compared to a net loss of $124.7 million for the year-ago period. Sales were up 38%, to $692.8 million, on higher...
February 7, 2011
Dow Chemical says it will close two vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) production lines this year. Dow will shut down a production unit at its Freeport, TX VCM facility in first quarter of...
February 2, 2011
PotashCorp of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp) says it plans to invest about $158 million to restart its idled 474,000-m.t./year anhydrous ammonia plant at Geismar, LA. The plant was...
February 1, 2011
Olin reported fourth-quarter 2010 net income of $2.0 million, or 2 cts/share, down about 91% from the year-ago quarter. Results were impacted by a previously announced pretax...
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