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April 2, 2014
Delegates to today’s sessions of the Euro Chlor Technology conference in Madrid were given a glimpse into what the chlor-alkali and vinyls industries may look like in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Euro-Chlor-9th-Technology-Conference-European-chlor-alkali-and-vinyls-industry-in-transition_60008.html
April 2, 2014
Kem One (Lyon, France) has launched a project to convert the electrolysis technology at the company's Lavéra, France, chlor-alkali plant from mercury-cell and diaphragm, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Kem-One-launches-technology-conversion-for-Lavera-chlor-alkali-plant_60002.html
April 1, 2014
Euro Chlor's 9th Technology Conference and Exhibition, which kicked off in Madrid today, is reviewing numerous new processes and improvements in the chlor-alkali industry. The newest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Euro-Chlor-9th-Technology-Conference-Clock-starts-ticking-for-mandatory-plant-conversion-in-Europe_59965.html
March 31, 2014
Dow Chemical announced today that its joint venture chlor-alkali facility with Mitsui & Co. has started full-scale commercial production at Freeport, TX. The facility has capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Dow-Mitsui-start-up-chlor-alkali-jv-plant_59934.html
March 27, 2014
Industrial enterprises in Crimea, until recently part of Ukraine, are expected to improve their competitive advantage through lower natural gas prices, following the transfer of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Crimeas-chemical-industry-will-benefit-from-cheap-Russian-gas-but-markets-will-be-disrupted_59874.html
March 27, 2014
The cyclicality and volatility of earnings in basic chemicals remains one of the greatest challenges facing the market, said Mark Eramo, v.p./chemical industry insight at IHS Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/IHS-WPC-2014-Industry-must-balance-push-from-new-supply-against-pull-of-global-demand_59861.html
March 14, 2014
Canexus (Calgary, AB) reports a loss of C$344,000 ($310,000) for the fourth quarter of 2013, down from a profit of C$14.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales declined 4% year-over-year (YOY) to $139.8 million. The company’s share price, which had tumbled after the resignation of president and CEO Gary Kubera on 6 March, sprang back the day after the earnings release, climbing 37 cents on 14 March to close at $5.04/share....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Canexus-swings-to-loss-but-stock-market-positive_59611.html
March 12, 2014
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul), a producer of chlor-alkalis, polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride, as well as a major player in the solar energy, is in early stages of assessing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Hanwha-Chemical-eyeing-Dows-chlor-alkali-assets-in-North-America_59489.html
March 11, 2014
Ineos and Solvay have added assets at Wilhelmshaven, Germany, and they may have to add assets at Runcorn, UK, to the revised package of divestments submitted to the European Commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Ineos-Solvay-add-assets-in-Germany-and-possibly-UK-to-divestment-package-for-EU-approval-of-chlorvinyls-JV_59471.html
February 28, 2014
Solvay and Ineos say they have offered the European Commission a revised remedy package, consisting of substantial asset divestments, to secure the commission's approval for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Solvay-Ineos-sweeten-divestment-package-offered-to-secure-EU-Commission-approval-for-chlorvinyls-JV_59224.html
February 24, 2014
Iluka Resources (Perth, Australia) is acquiring an 18.3% stake in Metalysis (Rotherham, UK), a Cambridge University spin-off that is developing a low-cost titanium process, for A$22.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Iluka-acquires-stake-in-developer-of-low-cost-titanium-manufacturing-process_59038.html
February 20, 2014
Axiall reported fourth-quarter net income of $57 million, up 78% year-over-year (YOY). Net sales of $1.1 billion for the quarter were up 44% YOY. The company attributes the gains primarily to the merger with PPG’s chemical’s business. Adjusted earnings of 88 cts/share beat the analysts’ consensus estimate of 67 cts/share....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Axiall-fourth-quarter-net-income-up-78-percent-to-$57-million_58947.html
February 19, 2014
Westlake Chemical (Houston) held a dedication ceremony for its new Geismar, LA, chlor-alkali plant on 19 February....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlake-dedicates-Geismar-chlor-alkali-facility_58926.html
February 18, 2014
The privatization of insolvent chemicals and petrochemicals producer Oltchim (Ramnicu Valcea, Romania) has been delayed by almost two months, the company says. The deadline for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Oltchim-privatization-delayed_58867.html
February 3, 2014
Sahara Petrochemical Co. and Saudi Arabian Mining Co. announced today that they have completed test runs on their chlor-alkali and ethylene dichloride (EDC) complex at Al Jubail. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Sahara-and-Maaden-complete-test-runs-on-chlor-alkali-EDC-complex_58506.html
January 30, 2014
OxyChem, the chemical segment of Occidental Petroleum, reports fourth-quarter earnings of $128 million, down 29% year-on-year (YOY) from $180 million. Occidental attributes the result to higher energy and ethylene costs and lower caustic soda prices....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/OxyChem-earnings-down-on-higher-ethylene-energy-costs-lower-chlor-alkali-prices_58429.html
January 27, 2014

Olin reported fourth quarter net income of $24.7 million, down 29% year-over-year (YOY), on sales of $562.1 million, down 4% YOY. Reported earnings fell 28% YOY to 31 cts/diluted share, but equaled the analyst consensus.

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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-earnings-fall-on-weaker-chlor-alkali-but-meet-estimates_58346.html
December 20, 2013
Solvay has announced an agreement to sell its 70.59% stake in Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) to Braskem for $290 million. The deal, which is subject to antitrust approval, will give Braskem a commanding position in South America’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Braskem-acquires-Solvay-Indupa-for-$290-million_57462.html
December 20, 2013
The business activities of beleaguered polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Kem One (Lyon, France) will be run jointly by businessman Alain de Krassny and buyout firm OpenGate Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Court-approves-joint-takeover-of-PVC-firm-Kem-One_57616.html
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