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February 19, 2008
Canexus (Calgary) says its board of directors has approved a C$208-million ($206 million) technology conversion project for its North Vancouver, BC chlor-alkali facility. The project...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Canexus-to-Upgrade-Chlor-Alk-Unit_10365.html
February 19, 2008
Tata Chemicals’ $1.005-billion purchase of General Chemical Soda Ash Partners (GCSAP) from General Chemical Industrial Products (East Hanover, NJ) late last month was the latest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Soda-Ash-Indian-Companies-Build-Global-Presence-Through-Acquisitions_10398.html
February 19, 2008
FMC says it will bring 800,000 tons/year of soda ash capacity online over the next few years at its Granger, WY plant, which has been operating at reduced capacity since 2005. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/FMC-Plans-to-Restart-U-S-Soda-Ash-Capacity_10399.html
February 5, 2008
Asahi Kasei Chemicals, an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it has been selected by Dow Chemical to supply membrane-process equipment at Dow’s planned chlor-alkali plant at Freeport...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Asahi-to-Supply-Membrane-Technology-to-New-Dow-Plant_10212.html
February 4, 2008
Dow Chemical says it will build a new chlor-alkali plant at Freeport, TX that is due to start up in 2011. Dow did not disclose the capacity or the investment amounts but says it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Dow-Plans-to-Build-New-Chlor-Alkali-Plant-in-Texas_10162.html
January 28, 2008
European chlorine production was 10.61 million tons in 2007, 2.9% higher than the previous year, says Euro Chlor (Brussels). Capacity utilization rates in 2007 averaged 85%, compared...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chlor-alkali-Strong-in-Europe-in-2007_10004.html
January 14, 2008
Analysts predict another strong year for the U.S. chlor-alkali market. The tight caustic soda supply that characterized the second half of 2007 will persist throughout much of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chlor-Alkali_9751.html
January 14, 2008
Prices U.S.: $125-$155/ton, fob, 2008 contracts EUROPE: €160-€185/m.t., del, 2007 contracts ASIA: $270-$330/m.t., cfr, spot Outlook Demand in the 47-million m.t. global soda...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Soda-Ash_9781.html
December 10, 2007
Uhdenora (Milan) says it has been awarded contracts to expand chlor-alkali plants in Turkey, India, China, and Slovenia. Koruma Klor Alkali Sanayi ve Ticaret (Kocaeli, Turkey) has...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Uhdenora-Bags-Several-Chlor-Alkali-Contracts_9305.html
November 27, 2007
Nirma (Gujarat, India) says it will acquire soda ash producer Searles Valley Minerals (Overland Park, KS) from Sun Capital Partners. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition will add...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Indian-Firm-Acquires-U-S-Soda-Ash-Maker_9084.html
November 7, 2007
Pigment and agchem manufacturer Meghmani Organics Ltd. (Ahmedabad, India) says it plans to invest about $129 million to build a chlor-alkali complex at Dahej, India. The complex is...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Indian-Firm-to-Build-Chlor-Alkali-Complex-Eyes-Downstream-Plants_8727.html
October 30, 2007
U.S. chlor-alkali producers recently implemented a $30/ton increase for caustic soda, citing tight supply. Inventories are low and spot availability is scarce, one producer says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/U-S-Caustic-Soda-Market-Tight-Despite-High-Operating-Rates_8575.html
October 29, 2007
Westlake says it will invest approximately $90 million to increase capacity at its Calvert City, KY complex in a move to “enhance the level of integration” within its...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlake-to-Boost-Vinyls-Capacity_8597.html
October 15, 2007
Progress on the European chlor-alkali industry’s long-term sustainability program has stalled, Alistair J. Steel, executive director of Euro Chlor (Brussels), says in Euro...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Euro-Chlorine-Makers-Stall-on-Sustainability_8311.html
September 7, 2007
Vinnolit (Ismaning, Germany) says it will complete plans to convert its chlor-alkali plants from mercury- to membrane-cell technology by mid-2009, two years earlier than originally...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Vinnolit-Speeds-Up-Chlorine-Replacement-Plan_7436.html
September 7, 2007
Midwest Chlor-Alkali (Indianapolis), a subsidiary of chemical distributor Harris & Ford (Indianapolis), says it will invest $68 million to build a chlor-alkali plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Midwest-Chlor-Alkali-to-Invest-in-Cargills-Iowa-BioProcessing-Center_7448.html
August 9, 2007
Westlake Chemical says it has filed for a permit for the potential construction of a chlor-alkali plant at Geismar, LA with up to 350,000 tons/year of chlorine capacity. Westlake says...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlake-May-Build-Chlor-Alkali-Plant_6280.html
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