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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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%...
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....
December 1, 2009
Oswal Group (New Delhi), a fertilizer and mining company, says it plans to build a $400-million caustic soda plant at Salalah, Oman. A feasibility study has been completed and...
December 1, 2009
U.S chlor-alkali operating rates were unchanged in October, at 80%, says the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Chlorine production rose about 3.5%, or 30,033 tons, in October...
November 26, 2009
Ineos Chlorvinyls says it will invest tens of millions of dollars to updgrade its chloromethane manufacturing facilities at Runcorn, U.K. during the next five years. The company will...
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