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KA Steel to Build Hypochlorite Plant

1:43 PM MDT | March 28, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

KA Steel Chemicals (Lemont, IL) and K2 Pure Solutions (Concord, ON) say they will build a sodium hypochlorite plant in the greater Chicago area by 2008 to produce bleach and related products using only inert salt, water, and electricity. The companies did not disclose capacity details, but say the plant will potentially eliminate the transportation and storage of more than 1,000 rail cars of chlorine in its trading region. KA Steel and K2 Pure Solutions have an exclusive partnership to market and distribute the output from the Chicago plant. KA Steel says it is...

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