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October 19, 2010
OxyChem, the chemicals business of Occidental Petroleum, reported third-quarter net income of $189 million, up nearly 163% from the year-ago period on improved margins and volumes in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/OxyChems-Earnings-Soar-on-Improved-Margins-and-Higher-Volumes_30313.html
September 21, 2010
Average operating rates at U.S. chlor-alkali plants jumped to 93% in August, a 3-percentage point increase from July, says the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). This represents the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/U-S-Chlor-Alkali-Operating-Rates-Rise-to-93-percent-in-August_29672.html
September 15, 2010
FMC says it has elected Pierre Brondeau chairman. Brondeau currently serves as FMC’s president and CEO, and will succeed William G. Walter as chairman. Walter retired from FMC...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/FMC-Elects-Pierre-Brondeau-Chairman_29497.html
August 31, 2010
U.S chlor-alkali operating rates rose in July, climbing 1-percentage point to 90%, according to the latest statistics from the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Chlorine production...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/U-S-Chlor-Alkali-Operating-Rates-Up-Slightly-in-July_29113.html
August 31, 2010
Westlake Chemical says it will proceed with its previously announced plan to construct a $250 million-$300 million membrane-process chlor-alkali plant at the company’s vinyls...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlake-Greenlights-Previously-Postponed-Chlor-Alkali-Unit_29108.html
August 23, 2010
PPG declared force majeure on all grades of caustic soda at its Natrium, WV chlor-alkali facility on August 13, amid already tight market conditions, market players say...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-Declares-Force-Majeure-on-Caustic-Soda_28980.html
August 19, 2010
Gulf Resources says its subsidiary Shouguang City Haoyuan Chemical Company Limited (SCHC; Shouguang City, China) has started production at its recently acquired bromine and crude salt...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Gulf-Resources-Starts-Up-New-Bromine-and-Crude-Salt-Assets-Ahead-of-Schedule_28866.html
August 17, 2010
European operating rates and production levels were released for the month of July by European chlor-alkali industry group Euro Chlor (Brussels). European chlorine production in July...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chlor-Alkali-Production-Rates-Fall-in-Europe_28833.html
August 5, 2010
Dow Chemical and Mitsui and Co. have named Todd A. Prey as chief executive officer of their recently announced a 50-50 chlor-alkali joint venture at Freeport, TX. The companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Dow-and-Mitsui-Name-CEO-for-Chlor-Alkali-JV_28574.html
July 20, 2010
U.S chlor-alkali operating rates rebounded in June, jumping 8-percentage points to 89%, according to the latest statistics from the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). May operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/U-S-Chlor-Alkali-Industry-Operating-Rates-Rebound-in-June_28168.html
July 16, 2010
Dow Chemical and Mitsui & Co. have formed a 50-50 joint venture to build a chlor-alkali facility at Freeport, TX. The jv will produce about 880,000 m.t./year of caustic soda and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Dow-and-Mitsui-and-Co-Form-Chlor-Alkali-JV_27780.html
July 12, 2010
RusVinyl, an equally owned joint venture between Sibur Holding (Moscow) and SolVin, has begun construction on a previously announced integrated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Sibur-and-SolVin-Break-Ground-on-Big-PVC-Project-in-Russia_27993.html
July 6, 2010
Westlake Chemical says it has raised $100 million in new revenue bonds due August 1, 2029 with an interest rate of 6.5%/year. The bonds were issued by the Louisiana Local Government...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlake-Issues-$100-Million-in-Bonds_27844.html
June 23, 2010
Soda ash plant operating rates in China will drop to 60% If all soda ash capacity additions go ahead there by 2012 as announced, says Roger Pechey, senior analyst at Harriman Chemsult...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/World-Soda-Ash-Conference-Capacity-Still-Constraining-Prices_27580.html
June 16, 2010
Canexus (Calgary) says it has completed its $206-million technology conversion project for its North Vancouver, BC chlor-alkali facility. The project replaced the site’s existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Canexus-Completes-Chlor-Alkali-Plant-Upgrade_27472.html
June 8, 2010
Mining firm BHP Billiton (Melbourne) says it expects to begin producing potash at Jansen, Saskatchewan by 2015, marking the company’s entry into the potash market. BHP expects to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/BHP-Plans-to-Start-Up-Potash-Plant-in-2015_27275.html
May 11, 2010
Dow Chemical says it will idle its 195,000-m.t./year methylene chloride and chloroform production unit at Plaquemine, LA indefinitely due to weak market economics. The methylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Dow-Closes-Plaquemine-Methylene-Chloride-Unit_26625.html
May 10, 2010
PPG Industries and PVS Technologies (Detroit) say they will build a 50,000-m.t./year iron salts facility at PPG’s Natrium, WV chlor-alkali plant. PVS will construct and operate...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-and-PVS-to-Build-Iron-Salts-Facility-at-Natrium-WV_26634.html
May 6, 2010
Georgia Gulf reported a first-quarter net loss of $19 million, compared to net income of $48.3 million for the year-ago quarter. The company posted an operating loss of $10.5 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Georgia-Gulf-Posts-Loss-on-One-Time-Charge_26568.html
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