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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...
July 30, 2007
Solvay says it will boost capacity of ultrapure soda ash at Dombasle, France to supply the “high-growth” pharmaceuticals industry. Ultra-pure soda ash is used as an...
July 30, 2007
New Capacity in Asia Weighs on Market Capacity additions, particularly in Asia, will drive down global chlor-alkali operating rates, pulling down margins of electrochemical units...
July 27, 2007
Pioneer says it will spend $142 million to expand its chlor-alkali plant at St. Gabriel, LA by 25%, and convert the plant from mercury-cell technology to membrane-cell technology. The...
July 27, 2007
HaiKe Chemical Group (Dongying Shengli, China) says it plans to list on the AIM Stock Exchange (London), raising up to $20 million through an institutional placing of new ordinary...
July 26, 2007
International Finance Corp. (IFC; Washington), the private-sector arm of the World Bank, says it will invest $20 million in chemical intermediates manufacturer Kanoria Chemicals and...
July 26, 2007
Dow Chemicals’s epoxy business says it will build a glycerine-to-epichlorohydrin plant (GTE) and a liquid epoxy resins plant at Caojing, China. The GTE plant will have capacity...
July 25, 2007
The regional government of Gomel Oblast, Belarus says it is studying plans to build a soda ash plant with capacity for 1 million m.t./year. The plant will be built at Mozyr, Belarus...
July 25, 2007
Prices U.S.: Caustic soda: $360-365/ton fob, April contracts; $320-$340/ton fob, spot. Chlorine: $310-335/ton del, first-quarter contracts; $300-310/ton fob, spot EUROPE: Caustic soda...
July 25, 2007
DCM Shriram Consolidated (New Delhi), India’s number three chlor-alkali producer, is “seriously” exploring acquisitions in the domestic market as part of its growth...
July 25, 2007
The European Commission says it raided the offices of “several calcium carbide suppliers in Austria, Germany, Slovakia, and Slovenia” last week as part of an investigation...
July 25, 2007
CariSal (Port of Spain, Trinidad), a producer of calcium chloride, caustic soda, and other specialty chemicals, says it plans to invest $80 million in a new chlor-alkali facility at...
July 24, 2007
European butadiene contracts have settled for the second quarter at a €25/m.t. increase, to €895/m.t. del, a record high. Strong demand and tight supplies boosted prices...
July 24, 2007
Basic Chemical Solutions (BCS; Redwood City, CA) says it has signed an agreement with K2 Pure Solutions (Concord, ON) to be the exclusive distributor of sodium hypochlorite, caustic...
July 24, 2007
ICI Pakistan has confirmed plans to expand soda ash capacity at Khewra, Pakistan by 65,000 m.t./year, to 350,000 m.t./year (CW, May 17, 2006, p. 18). The project is expected to cost...
July 24, 2007
European chlorine production rose by 3.5% in January, to 921,835 m.t., from the year-ago period, says chlor-alkali industry association Euro Chlor (Brussels). That made January 2007...
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