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AkzoNobel inaugurates chlor-alkali plant in Germany, CEO confirms targets

10:14 AM MDT | May 6, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz in Frankfurt

AkzoNobel today officially inaugurated a membrane-process chlorine plant at the Höchst, Germany, industrial park, near Frankfurt. Management, employees, customers, and politicians attended the ceremony. The project involved an investment of €140 million, converting a mercury-cell chlor-alkali facility, expanding capacity by 50%, to 250,000 m.t./year of chlorine and 275,000 m.t./year of caustic soda.   At a journalists' briefing before the ceremony, Ton Büchner, CEO; and Werner Fuhrmann, board member/specialty chemicals, put the investment into...

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