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December 23, 2010
Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates rose 3-percentage points in November, to 85%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Chlorine...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/U-S-Chlor-Alkali-Operating-Rates-Improve-in-November_31781.html
December 10, 2010
The restructuring will reduce the company's total chlor-alkali manufacturing capacity by 160,000 m.t./year, but will improve costs and product quality, Olin says....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-To-End-Use-of-Mercury-Cell-Technology_31526.html
December 3, 2010
Westlake Chemical says it has raised $154 million of tax-exempt revenue bonds due November 1, 2035 with an interest rate of 6.5%/year. The proceeds from the bonds were loaned to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlake-Issues-$154-million-in-Bonds-to-Fund-Projects-in-Louisiana_31356.html
November 22, 2010
An explosion and fire on Saturday evening at a chemical manufacturing complex at Yushe Chemical Industry Co’s site in Yushe, Shanxi Province have killed four workers, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Four-Die-in-Chemical-Plant-Fire-in-China_31117.html
November 19, 2010
Solvay Chemicals says it will complete its exit from the American Natural Soda Ash Corp. (ANSAC) by year end. The company in January 2009 announced its intention to leave ANSAC, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Solvay-Prepares-to-Exit-ANSAC_31029.html
November 19, 2010
Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates plunged 10-percentage points in October, to 82%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chlor-Alkali-Operating-Rates-Plunge-In-October_31102.html
November 16, 2010
Solvay Chemicals say it will finalize its exit from the American Natural Soda Ash Corp (ANSAC) on December 31. The company announced in January 2009 its intentions to leave the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Solvay-Prepares-to-Exit-ANSAC_30967.html
November 10, 2010
Solvay says it will replace a mercury-based electrolysis system with a membrane-based system at the company's two chlor-alkali installations at Tavaux, France. Chlor-alkali capacity at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Solvay-Replaces-Mercury-Cells-at-French-Chlor-Alkali-Plant-at-a-Cost-of-$115-Million_30818.html
November 4, 2010
PolyOne reported third quarter net income of $1 million (1 ct/share), down 98% from the year-ago quarter. Excluding special items and one-time tax adjustments, PolyOne’s net...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PolyOnes-Third-Quarter-Profit-Falls-on-Special-Items-and-Tax-Adjustments_30726.html
November 3, 2010
Georgia Gulf posted operating income of $53.2 million, up 38% from the year-ago period, on higher ECU values and higher chlorovinyls and aromatics volumes, partially offset by higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Georgia-Gulfs-Earnings-Rise-on-Strong-Export-Volumes-and-Improved-Operating-Rates_30695.html
November 3, 2010
Westlake Chemical announced its third-quarter net income doubled, to $62.7 million, on sales up 23%, to $779.7 million. Sales increased $147.1 million compared to the third quarter of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlakes-Profit-Doubles-on-Higher-Sales-and-Improved-Margins_30692.html
October 21, 2010
Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates fell 1-percentage point in September, to 92%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Chlorine...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chlor-Alkali-Operating-Rates-for-September-Fall-in-U-S-and-Europe_30364.html
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
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