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Chlor-Alkali Demand to Weaken Until 2010

3:28 AM MST | December 22, 2008 | Vincent Valk

Demand for chlor-alkali and chlorine should continue to weaken throughout 2009 before improving slightly in 2010, with a full recovery coming in 2011-2012, says Eric Linak, Senior Consultant at SRI Consulting. Linak provided a detailed analysis of the supply and demand picture for the chlor-alkali market at CW’s December 9 webcast, Supply and Demand Planning in a Volatile Marketplace. Linak's outlook for the chlor-alkali sector mirrors forecasts for the construction market, which is chlorine's largest end use, he says. It may take a few years, but we...

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