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July 1, 2014
Saif Al Khaili Group (Abu Dhabi), a privately owned conglomerate with wide ranging interests, on Saturday signed an agreement with Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Abu-Dhabi-to-build-first-chlor-alkali-manufacturing-complex_61829.html
June 26, 2014
Ashta Chemicals (Ashtabula, OH) says it will invest $60 million to convert its mercury-cell chlor-alkali plant to membrane-cell technology. Ineos Technologies will provide process design services and three Bichlor bipolar electrolyzers....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Ashta-Chemicals-to-convert-Ohio-chlor-alkali-plant-to-membrane-cell-process_62021.html
June 24, 2014
Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has challenged the proposed acquisition by Braskem of Solvay Indupa (Bueno Aires), Solvay's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and chlor-alkali business...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Brazils-antitrust-authority-challenges-Braskems-acquisition-of-Indupa_61991.html
May 27, 2014
HF Chlor Alkali has selected the Ineos Bichlor bipolar electrolyzers for apreviously announced chlor-alkali plant now under construction at Eddyville, lA. The plant is being built...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/HF-Chlor-Alkali-selects-Ineos-technology-for-plant-in-Iowa_61346.html
May 8, 2014
The European Commission says it has approved the proposed merger of the European chlorvinyls businesses of Ineos and Solvay, subject to the divestment by Ineos of suspension polyvinyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/EU-approves-Ineos-Solvay-chlorvinyls-merger-subject-to-PVC-EDC-chlor-alkali-divestments_60896.html
May 6, 2014
AkzoNobel today officially inaugurated a membrane-process chlorine plant at the Höchst, Germany, industrial park, near Frankfurt. Management, employees, customers, and politicians...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/AkzoNobel-inaugurates-chlor-alkali-plant-in-Germany-CEO-confirms-targets_60827.html
May 6, 2014

OxyChem, the chemical segment of Occidental Petroleum, has reported earnings for the first quarter of $136 million, down 14% year-on-year. The company attributes the decrease to lower caustic soda prices driven by new chlor-alkali capacity. However, the company says higher polyvinyl chloride and vinyl chloride margins, resulting from improvement in US construction markets, and higher volumes across all products offset most of the decline.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/OxyChem-earnings-down-on-caustic-prices_60824.html
May 6, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta) reports a net loss for first-quarter 2014 of $11.6 million versus a loss of $3.5 million in the year-ago period. A 17-cts/share loss matched the analysts’ consensus estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters. Sales fell 10% year-on-year, to $994 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/VCM-outage-weather-cut-into-Axiall-earnings_60823.html
April 30, 2014
Arkema today inaugurated a new electrolysis plant at its Jarrie site, near Grenoble, France. The €100-million ($138 million) investment involved converting a mercury-cell plant to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Arkema-inaugurates-membrane-process-chlorine-plant_60686.html
April 24, 2014
Olin (Clayton, MO) has reports year-over-year (YOY) declines in sales and income for the first quarter, but earnings of 37 cts/share beat the analysts’ consensus estimate of 33 cts/share. The company has also announced a three-year, eight million-share repurchase program....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-first-quarter-sales-earnings-down-on-chlor-alkali-products_60577.html
April 2, 2014
Delegates to today’s sessions of the Euro Chlor Technology conference in Madrid were given a glimpse into what the chlor-alkali and vinyls industries may look like in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Euro-Chlor-9th-Technology-Conference-European-chlor-alkali-and-vinyls-industry-in-transition_60008.html
April 2, 2014
Kem One (Lyon, France) has launched a project to convert the electrolysis technology at the company's Lavéra, France, chlor-alkali plant from mercury-cell and diaphragm, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Kem-One-launches-technology-conversion-for-Lavera-chlor-alkali-plant_60002.html
April 1, 2014
Euro Chlor's 9th Technology Conference and Exhibition, which kicked off in Madrid today, is reviewing numerous new processes and improvements in the chlor-alkali industry. The newest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Euro-Chlor-9th-Technology-Conference-Clock-starts-ticking-for-mandatory-plant-conversion-in-Europe_59965.html
March 31, 2014
Dow Chemical announced today that its joint venture chlor-alkali facility with Mitsui & Co. has started full-scale commercial production at Freeport, TX. The facility has capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Dow-Mitsui-start-up-chlor-alkali-jv-plant_59934.html
March 27, 2014
Industrial enterprises in Crimea, until recently part of Ukraine, are expected to improve their competitive advantage through lower natural gas prices, following the transfer of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Crimeas-chemical-industry-will-benefit-from-cheap-Russian-gas-but-markets-will-be-disrupted_59874.html
March 27, 2014
The cyclicality and volatility of earnings in basic chemicals remains one of the greatest challenges facing the market, said Mark Eramo, v.p./chemical industry insight at IHS Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/IHS-WPC-2014-Industry-must-balance-push-from-new-supply-against-pull-of-global-demand_59861.html
March 14, 2014
Canexus (Calgary, AB) reports a loss of C$344,000 ($310,000) for the fourth quarter of 2013, down from a profit of C$14.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales declined 4% year-over-year (YOY) to $139.8 million. The company’s share price, which had tumbled after the resignation of president and CEO Gary Kubera on 6 March, sprang back the day after the earnings release, climbing 37 cents on 14 March to close at $5.04/share....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Canexus-swings-to-loss-but-stock-market-positive_59611.html
March 12, 2014
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul), a producer of chlor-alkalis, polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride, as well as a major player in the solar energy, is in early stages of assessing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Hanwha-Chemical-eyeing-Dows-chlor-alkali-assets-in-North-America_59489.html
March 11, 2014
Ineos and Solvay have added assets at Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and they may have to add assets at Runcorn, UK, to the revised package of divestments submitted to the European Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Ineos-Solvay-add-assets-in-Germany-and-possibly-UK-to-divestment-package-for-EU-approval-of-chlorvinyls-JV_59471.html
February 28, 2014
Solvay and Ineos say they have offered the European Commission a revised remedy package, consisting of substantial asset divestments, to secure the commission's approval for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Solvay-Ineos-sweeten-divestment-package-offered-to-secure-EU-Commission-approval-for-chlorvinyls-JV_59224.html
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