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April 2, 2008
Ineos ChlorVinyls, an Ineos subsidiary, says it has agreed to sell its packed chlorine business to Linde’s BOC subsidiary, for an undisclosed sum. The deal includes packed...
April 1, 2008
Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) says it has signed a joint venture agreement with two Vietnamese companies to build Vietnam’s first world-scale petrochemical complex. SCG...
April 1, 2008
International Finance Corp. (IFC; Washington), the World Bank’s private investment arm, will invest about $31.5 million in Meghmani Organics Ltd.’s (Ahmedabad, India)...
April 1, 2008
Olin says it has lifted a system-wide force majeure for caustic soda but that it will operate under an order-control program. The company said on February 21 it would supply customers...
March 21, 2008
Olin says it has lifted a system-wide force majeure for caustic soda, which the company declared on February 21. At that time Olin said it would be supplying its customers with...
March 18, 2008
Shin-Estu subsidiary Shintech says the first phase of an integrated chlor-alkali and vinyls project near Plaquemine, LA will start up in May. The company will bring online 300,000...
March 12, 2008
Olin says it will shutter its Dalhousie, NB chlor-alkali plant in an effort to streamline manufacturing operations in Canada. The move will affect 50 workers at the site. Chlorine...
March 3, 2008
Mexican polyvinyl chloride (PVC) maker Mexichem (Pajaritos, Mexico) says it has purchased Colombian caustic soda producer Prodesal (Cali), for an undisclosed amount. Prodesal generated...
March 3, 2008
Olin declared force majeure on caustic soda on February 21, citing unexpected operating problems as well as weak chlorine demand. The company says it will supply its customers with...
February 25, 2008
General Chemical Soda Ash Partners (GCSAP) and S&A Abahsain (Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia) say they will form a joint venture to build a 1-million m.t./year soda ash facility in Saudi...
February 22, 2008
Olin has declared force majeure on caustic soda system-wide, citing unexpected operation issues as well as weak chlorine demand. The company says it will supply its customers with...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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