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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
May 5, 2010
PolyOne reported first-quarter net income of $18.4 million, compared to a net loss of $17.7million for the year-ago period. Earnings per share were 19 cts/share, beating analyst...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PolyOnes-Earnings-Soar-on-Increased-Volume-Demand_26548.html
May 4, 2010
Westlake Chemical reported first-quarter 2010 net income of $17.6 million, nearly tripling from the year-ago quarter, on sales of $778.3 million. Earnings per share were 27 cts/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlakes-Earnings-Boosted-by-Improved-Sales-Higher-Margins_26524.html
March 30, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has confirmed that it will build a chlorine plant based on common salt. The plant will be designed to produce 20,000 m.t./year of chlorine and will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Bayer-Builds-Eco-friendly-Chlorine-Plant-in-Germany_25725.html
March 25, 2010
Potassium Ferrate is also now available in kilogram quantities, which process developers Ferratec and Battelle hope will drive new uses for the formerly pricey chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/New-Production-Process-Slashes-Potassium-Ferrate-Price_25597.html
February 15, 2010
Olin says it has lifted its force majeure on chlorine, diaphragm grade caustic soda, hydrogen, hydrochloric acid, sodium hypochlorite, and sodium chloride from its McIntosh, AL...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-Lifts-Force-Majeure_24765.html
January 26, 2010
Olin reported fourth-quarter 2009 net income of $21.8 million (28 cts/share), down about 54% from the year-ago period. Sales were down 19%, to $350.9 million, compared to the third...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olins-Earnings-Fall-on-Low-Operating-Rate-and-Weak-Demand_24357.html
January 21, 2010
 PPG Industries' fourth quarter net income doubled to $142 million (85 cts/share) because of a restructuring program that resulted in higher earnings from the industrial coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Restructuring-Efforts-Lift-PPGs-Fourth-Quarter-Earnings_24231.html
January 13, 2010
Civil engineering and trading company Ramco Trading & Contracting Co. (Doha), currently in talks to buy ailing polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) producer...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Qatar-Engineering-Firm-to-Buy-ENI-Chlor-Alkali-Plants_24100.html
January 7, 2010
Uhde has been awarded an engineering and procurement contract by Yantai Juli Isocyanate Co., a producer of toluene di-isocyanate, for the construction of an electrolysis plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Uhde-Awarded-Electrolysis-Plant-Contract-in-China_23945.html
December 15, 2009
Georgia Gulf has priced a previously announced $500 million private debt offering, the company says. The debt will carry an interest rate of 9% per year, and is being issued at 99.35%...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Georgia-Gulf-Prices-Debt_23538.html
December 1, 2009
BayerMaterial Science (BMS) will make its breakthrough oxygen depolarized cathode (ODC) technology for producing chlorine, based on common salt, widely available for licensing through a series of international cooperation agreements with leading membrane-cell chlor-alkali producers and licensors....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Bayer-Makes-ODC-Chlor-Alkali-Technology-Available-for-Licensing_23161.html
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