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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...
April 29, 2008
Olin reported first-quarter income from continuing operations of $37.3 million (50 cts/share), compared to $16.6 million (22 cts/share) in the year-ago period. Sales rose 56%, to $399.1 million....
April 28, 2008
Energy issues were among the key topics raised by executives at the European chlor-alkali industry group Euro Chlor’s Seventh International Chlorine Technology Conference and...
April 18, 2008
Akzo Nobel has unveiled plans to operate small-scale, chlor-alkali production units via remote control at customers’ sites in Europe. Uhde has agreed to construct the plants and...
April 18, 2008
Energy issues were among the key topics raised in presentations as well as informal discussions at European chlor-alkali industry group Euro Chlor’s Seventh International...
April 4, 2008
Akzo Nobel unveiled plans yesterday to operate small-scale chlorine production units at customers’ plants in Europe, via remote control. Engineering and construction firm Uhde...
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...
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