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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Jones Hamilton (Walbridge, OH) says it has withdrawn plans to invest in a chlor-alkali project with NaClor.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...
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...
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