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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
August 7, 2007
Sibur (Moscow) and SolVin (Brussels) have selected Kstovo, Russia as the location of a previously reported chlor-alkali and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) joint venture (CW, Nov. 22/29...
July 31, 2007
Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires), a Solvay subsidiary, has received approval from the National Development Bank of Brazil for a $153-million loan to help fund a previously announced vinyls...
July 31, 2007
Jones Hamilton (Walbridge, OH) says it has withdrawn plans to invest in a chlor-alkali project with NaClor. NaClor announced last year that it would build a salt refinement plant in...
July 30, 2007
Dow Chemical and Dow Chemical Canada have declared force majeure on deliveries of 50% liquid caustic soda in Western Canada. Dow cites the Canadian National (CN) worker strike that...
July 30, 2007
Paper chemical markets in North America and Western Europe are expected to grow only slightly this year, while Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia are predicted to post higher...
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