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October 20, 2008
Up and running: Bayer’s plant at Baytown has restarted caustic soda production. Chemical plants along the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coasts continue to recover from manufacturing...
October 20, 2008
Dow Chemical says that shipments of membrane- and diaphragm-grade caustic soda from its Freeport, TX and Plaquemine, LA chlor-alkali plants were restored to pre-hurricane allocation...
October 14, 2008
Bayer MaterialScience says it has lifted its force majeure on its liquid caustic soda, anhydrous and  hydrochloric acid solution...
October 7, 2008
PolyOne and Olin say that a September 17 force majeure on caustic soda shipments from SunBelt Chlor-alkali Partnership plant...
October 2, 2008
Effective October 1, Dow Chemical says membrane and diaphragm grade shipments of caustic soda from its Freeport, TX and Plaquemine, LA were restored to pre-hurricane levels of 90%. Dow declared force majeure on caustic soda from its Freeport, TX chlor-alkali facility...
September 19, 2008
Bayer MaterialScience says it has declared force majeure on products produced by its polyurethanes; coatings, adhesives, specialties; polycarbonates; and inorganic chemicals business units due to the effects of Hurricane Ike on its operations at Baytown, TX....
September 18, 2008
Olin says it is lifting its September 10 force majeure declaration on chlorine, caustic soda, and hydrogen from its St. Gabriel, LA facility. Normal shipments from St. Gabriel are expected to resume immediately, but force majeure has been declared on caustic soda from its Sunbelt Chlor-alkali Partnership plant...
September 8, 2008
Westlake says it will invest $250 million-$300 million to build a membrane-process, chlor-alkali plant at its Geismar, LA vinyls complex by the first half of 2011. The plant will have...
September 8, 2008
Bayer MaterialScience says that on August 11 it ended caustic soda order control for all NAFTA customers supplied from its Baytown, TX chlor-alkali plan. Bayer’s caustic soda...
August 29, 2008
Westlake says it will invest between $250-$300 million to build a new 250,000 ECU/year membrane chlor-alkali plant at its Geismar, LA vinyls complex. The new plant will bring Westlake's total chlor-alkali capacity...
August 18, 2008
Arkema says a chlor-alkali unit at its Lavera, France facility was immediately shut down today following a “small explosion” and fire. The fire spread to adjacent...
August 18, 2008
Chlor-alkali production has started at Shintech’s new integrated vinyls complex near Plaquemine, LA, market sources say. This first phase of the start-up includes 300,000...
July 29, 2008
Caustic soda supply contracts to the alumina customers settled $235/m.t. higher at a record $645/m.t., fob Gulf Coast, for the second half, market sources say. Weak demand for...
June 30, 2008
PPG says it is declaring force majeure on all grades of liquid caustic soda shipped from its North American chlor-alkali facilities and that it anticipates placing customers on...
June 23, 2008
PPG says it is declaring force majeure on all grades of liquid caustic soda shipped from its North American chlor-alkali facilities and placing customers on approximately 90% allocation. The company says key electrical systems...
June 23, 2008
Chlorinated solvent sales in the European Union declined in 2007, the European Chlorinated Solvent Association (ECSA; Brussels) says. Trichloroethylene (TRI) sales declined, although a...
June 17, 2008
Dow Chemical says it has declared force majeure on caustic soda from its Freeport, TX chlor-alkali facility. North American and some Latin American customers will be on approximately...
June 6, 2008
Dow Chemical says it has declared force majeure on caustic soda from its Freeport, TX chlor-alkali facility. North American and some Latin American customers will be on approximately 90% allocation......
May 6, 2008
Uhdenora (Milan) says it has been awarded a contract by AO Kaustik (Pavlodar, Kazakhstan) to supply a chlor-alkali plant at Pavlodar, Kazakhstan. The unit will have capacity to produce...
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