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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...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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