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Vinnolit Speeds Up Chlorine Replacement Plan

11:51 AM MDT | September 7, 2007 |

Chemical Week Editorial Staff

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 planned. The company is implementing the investment in two phases, costing €45 million ($61.6 million) and €55 million, respectively. The first phase, due onstream in January 2009, involves adding 90,000 m.t./year of membrane-cell chlorine capacity at Gendorf, Germany, raising total chlorine capacity at the site to 170,000 m.t./year. Meanwhile, the company will reduce...

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