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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
January 27, 2009
Olin says fourth quarter net income from continuing operations was  $47.2 million (61 cts/share) up from the year-ago quarter’s net income of $29.6 million (40cts/share)...
January 26, 2009
European chlorine production fell 15% in December 2008 compared with the previous month, and 36% compared with December 2007, says European chlor-alkali industry association Euro Chlor...
January 23, 2009
Olin says that it will not restart its chlor-alkali unit at St. Gabriel, LA due to the economic downturn. The 197,000-electrochemical unit (ECU)/year facility has been shut down since...
January 22, 2009
Solvay Chemicals says it will withdraw from the American Natural Soda Ash Corp. (ANSAC) by December 31, 2010. ANSAC is a consortium of U.S.-based soda ash producers and sells into...
January 20, 2009
Olin says that it will not reopen its 197,000 electro chemical units (ECU)/year chlor-alkali plant in St. Gabriel, LA due to the current economic downturn. The facility has been shut...
January 15, 2009
AkzoNobel has made an irrevocable bid to acquire chlor-alkali and derivatives company LII Europe (Frankfurt) from a group of investors. The deal is expected to close by the end of this...
January 13, 2009
Olin has declared force majeure on chlor-alkali products shipped from the company’s Henderson, NV facility until further notice. Force majeure was declared due to an...
January 13, 2009
Low Operating Rates Keep Supply Tight The tight caustic soda supply that characterized much of 2008 is expected to persist through the first quarter of 2009. Several producers...
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