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February 3, 2016
Olin reports a net loss for the fourth quarter of $59.3 million, down from earnings of $12.8 million in the year-ago period. Sales totaled $1.267 billion, up from $500 million on the acquisition of Dow’s chlorine products business in October 2015. Adjusted earnings of 31 cts/share beat the average analyst estimate of 20 cts/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
February 1, 2016
Ercros (Barcelona) has announced a program to attract other companies to build manufacturing plants and other facilities, creating employment, at Ercros’s production site at...
January 29, 2016
Westlake Chemical’s (Houston) $2.9-billion bid for Axiall (Atlanta) is low, says analyst Hassan Ahmed of Alembic Global Advisors (New York). Although the $20/share offer represents a premium over 100%, Axiall has been deeply undervalued by the stock market, Ahmed says....
January 29, 2016
Covestro is testing an innovative technology for recycling saline-process wastewater in polycarbonate production. On Friday, the federal minister for the environment, Barbara...
January 15, 2016
AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries have broken ground on a previously announced joint venture project to make chlorine and caustic potash (KOH) at AkzoNobel's Ibbenbüren, Germany...
December 1, 2015
Production activities at Braskem's steam cracker at Santo Andre, Brazil, part of the Grande ABC chemical cluster in São Paulo State, have resumed, the company says. As a result...
November 3, 2015
Olin reports third-quarter income of $5.9 million, down 77% year-on-year (YOY), on sales of $533.6 million, down 10% YOY. Adjusted earnings of 27 cts/share missed the mean analyst estimate of 32 cts/share compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York). Olin says it may idle or permanently close 250,000–450,000 m.t./year of chlor-alkali capacity. The company plans to provide details in the first quarter of 2016....
November 2, 2015
AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries have formed an equally owned production joint venture, Neolyse Ibbenbüren, for a previously announced chlor-alkali project at Ibbenbüren...
October 6, 2015
BASF will more than double its chlorine capacity based on membrane-cell technology. The company will add 250,000 m.t./year capacity to the existing membrane-cell process plant at the...
October 5, 2015

Olin announced on Monday that it has completed its merger with Dow’s chlorine products businesses. Two Dow veterans, William H. Weideman and Carol A. Williams, have been elected to Olin’s board of directors, says the company.

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September 25, 2015
Inovyn, the Ineos-Solvay chlorvinyls joint venture, is building a large-scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo site in Belgium. This move reinforces...
September 24, 2015
Kem One said on Thursday that it has started work to convert its Lavéra, France mercury-cell chlor-alkali unit at a cost of €150 million ($169.1 million). The company will...
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