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Akzo Unveils Remote-Controlled Chlorine Plants

April 21, 2008 | Kerri Walsh

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 Uhdenora (Milan) will supply electrolysis cell technology. Remote-controlled plants will cut down on transportation-related hazards and be better for the environment, Akzo says. Akzo will own and operate the chlor-alkali plants, which will have capacity for up to 15,000 m.t./year of chlorine. “Customers will sign a contract agreeing on a price of the chlorine, and we will take...

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