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October 15, 2009
Dow Central Germany has declared force majeure on caustic soda produced at its Schkopau, Germany site due to technical issues. “After coming back from a planned outage, we...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Dow-Declares-Force-Majeure-on-Caustic-Soda-at-German-Site_22064.html
October 7, 2009
The company, in special administration, has failed to secure raw material supplies; its plants remain offstream following a summer maintenance shutdown....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Future-of-Italian-Vinyls-Firm-Is-in-Doubt_21919.html
October 5, 2009
Pigment and agchem manufacturer Meghmani Organics (Ahmedabad, India) says its Meghmani Finechem subsidiary has begun commercial production at its previously announced 110,000-m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Meghmani-Starts-Up-Chlor-Alkali-Unit-in-India_21874.html
October 1, 2009
Formosa Plastics will spend more than $10 million over the next five years on pollution controls to address air, water, and hazardous waste violations at its Point Comfort, TX and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/UPDATE-Formosa-Plastics-to-Correct-Environmental-Issues-at-LA-TX-Sites_21735.html
September 25, 2009
For the third consecutive month, average operating rates at U.S. chlor-alkali plants rose in August, jumping to 85%, a 6-percentage point increase from July, says the Chlorine...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/U-S-Chlor-Alkali-Operating-Rates-Rise-in-August_21634.html
September 23, 2009
European chlorine production in August fell about 7% from July levels, to 768,963 tons, and was about 16% lower compared with August 2008, says European chlor-alkali industry group...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/August-Chlor-Alkali-Production-Falls-in-Europe_21600.html
August 26, 2009
Olin says it has completed its $170-million conversion and expansion project at its St. Gabriel, LA chlor-alkali facility. The project includes expanding chlor-alkali production at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-Upgrades-Technology-Boosts-Capacity-at-LA-Site_21048.html
August 25, 2009
Average operating rates at U.S. chlor-alkali plants jumped for the second consecutive month, rising to 79% in July, a 2-percentage point increase from June, says the Chlorine Institute...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/U-S-Chlor-Alkali-Operating-Rates-Rise_21032.html
August 17, 2009
FMC says it will increase off-list soda ash prices in order to "recover cost increases." Both bulk and packaged soda ash will increase by $10/ton for all grades of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/FMC-to-Raise-Soda-Ash-Prices_20841.html
August 14, 2009
Start up firm AFC Energy (Cranleigh, U.K.) says it has begun offering chemical firms an alkaline fuel cell system that can efficiently convert their waste hydrogen into...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Start-up-Converts-Chemical-Firms-Waste-Hydrogen-into-Electricity_20803.html
August 12, 2009
Standard & Poor’s (S&P) says it will add FMC to its S&P 500 stock index after the close of trading on August 18. FMC will replace Centex Corp. (Dallas), a residential...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/FMC-to-Join-S-and-P-500_20760.html
August 3, 2009
Italian government-appointed experts running Vinyls Italia (Porto Marghera, Italy), the former Ineos Vinyls Italia, have submitted a report on the troubled vinyl chloride monomer (VCM)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Vinyls-Italia-Waits-on-Special-Administration-Decision_20556.html
July 30, 2009
FMC says it will continue to curtail soda ash production at its Granger, WY facility. The company announced in April that it would temporarily suspend operations at Granger to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/FMC-Continues-to-Curtail-Soda-Ash-Production-at-Granger-WY_20510.html
July 29, 2009
OSHA today announced the launch of its National Emphasis Program (NEP) for the chemical sector, saying it will initially focus on facilities in New England, the Midwest, and the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/OSHA-Launches-National-Emphasis-Program-for-Chemicals_20478.html
July 29, 2009
Vinnolit (Ismaning, Germany) says it has completed conversion of its chlor-alkali plants at Gendorf and Knapsack, Germany from mercury-cell to membrane-cell technology. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Vinnolit-Completes-Chlor-Alkali-Upgrades_20477.html
July 17, 2009
Ineos ChlorVinyls says it has declared force majeure on vinylchloride monomer (VCM) from its Rafnes, Norway facility due to a recent major power failure that "significantly...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Ineos-ChlorVinyls-Declares-Force-Majeure_20224.html
July 8, 2009
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) says it permanently shut down its hydrochloric acid (HCL) electrolysis unit at Baytown, TX on July 6. “The closure of the unit will lower costs and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/-Bayer-MaterialScience-Closes-HCL-Electrolysis-Line-_20010.html
July 8, 2009
AGC Chemicals (Thailand) (Bangkok) is investing Baht 400 million ($11.7 million) to build a chlor-alkali plant at its Samutprakarn, Thailand manufacturing complex. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Thai-Firm-Builds-Chlor-alkali-Plant_20031.html
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