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June 12, 2009
PPG Industries has declared force majeure on chlorine shipments from its Lake Charles, LA and Natrium, WV facilities, due to electrical problems at both sites. The company says it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-Declares-Force-Majeure_19520.html
June 5, 2009
Venezuela’s National Assembly has advanced a law to nationalize petrochemical plants, and will allow foreign investment in petrochemicals only if Pequiven has a majority stake in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Venezuela-Moves-to-Nationalize-Petrochemical-Sector_19382.html
May 29, 2009
PPG Industries has declared force majeure on chlorine shipments from its Lake Charles, LA and Natrium, WV facilities due to electrical problems at both sites. The company says it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-Declares-Force-Majeure-on-Chlorine-Shipments_19287.html
May 29, 2009
Uhde and Solvay say they have agreed to collaborate in the field of brine preparation for chlor-alkali plants. Uhde will offer its customers two Solvay-patented technologies when...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chlor-Alkali-Agreement_19276.html
May 22, 2009
Average operating rates at U.S. chlor-alkali plants jumped to 73% in March, an 11 percentage point increase from the previous month, the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/U-S-Chlor-Alkali-Operating-Rates-Rise_19128.html
May 22, 2009
Olin says it has declared force majeure on chlorine shipments from its McIntosh, AL facility due to an equipment failure. The plant was shut for about 5 days, but has since re-opened...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-Declares-Force-Majeure_19113.html
May 22, 2009
Prices U.S.: Caustic soda: $550-$600/ton fob, April contracts; $325-$350/ton fob spot. Chlorine: $175-$190/ton April contracts; $100-$130/ton, spot. EUROPE: Caustic soda...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chlor-Alkali_19114.html
May 12, 2009
PPG says it will install a new acid burner unit at its Natrium, WV plant to better meet regional demand for hydrochloric acid (HCl). The company will invest about $6 million to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/PPG-to-Build-Acid-Burner-Unit_18887.html
May 8, 2009
Ercros (Barcelona) has announced a major restructuring of its chlorine and derivatives business, involving permanent plant closures and the loss of 271 jobs. The plan is designed to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Ercros-to-Close-Plants-and-Cut-Jobs-In-Major-Restructuring_18787.html
May 1, 2009
CariSal Investment Holdings (Austin, TX) says that its CariSal Unlimited (Claxton Bay, Trinidad) subsidiary has been granted a certificate of environmental clearance by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Environmental-Clearance-Granted-to-Trinidad-Chlor-Alkali-Plant_18632.html
May 1, 2009
Average operating rates at U.S. chlor-alkali plants fell to 63% in March, a 17 percentage point decrease from the previous month, the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA) says. Chlorine...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chlor-Alkali-Operating-Rates-Decline_18640.html
April 24, 2009
OxyChem says it will idle its Geismar, LA chlor-alkali plant due to weak demand for chlor-alkali and vinyl products. The plant will shut down at the end of April and remain down...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Oxychem-to-Idle-Plant_18445.html
April 20, 2009
OxyChem says it will idle its Geismar, LA chlor-alkali plant due to weak demand for chlor-alkali and vinyl products. The plant will shut down at the end of April and remain down...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/OxyChem-to-Idle-Chlor-Alkali-Plant_18352.html
March 22, 2009
Olin says it has narrowed its first quarter 2009 earnings expectations to the upper range of its previously announced guidance due to higher than expected eletrochemical unit netbacks...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-Narrows-First-Quarter-Outlook_17681.html
March 3, 2009
Olin says it has lifted the force majeure declared on chlor-alkali products shipped from its Henderson, NV, Santa Fe Springs, CA and Tracy, CA facilities. Force majeure was declared on...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-Lifts-Force-Majeure-at-Several-Chlor-Alkali-Facilities_17367.html
February 27, 2009
Average operating rates at U.S. chlor-alkali plants jumped to 69% in January, a 19 percentage point increase from the previous month, the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chlor-Alkali-Operating-Rates-Rise_17324.html
February 23, 2009
Uhdenora (Milan) says it has been awarded a contract by private-sector company Koruma Klor Alkali Sanayi ve Ticaret (Izmit, Turkey) to build a membrane-cell, chlor-alkali plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Uhdenora-Lands-Chlor-Alkali-Contract-in-Turkey_17164.html
February 11, 2009
Dow Chemical says it will postpone plans to build a chlor-alkali plant Freeport, TX due to deteriorating economic conditions. Dow announced plans in January 2008 to build a long-term...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Dow-Postpones-Chlor-Alkali-Plant_16972.html
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