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OxyChem to Build Chlor-Alkali Plant at Johnsonville, TN

1:31 PM MDT | July 21, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

OxyChem says it plans to construct a membrane-cell chlor-alkali plant at Johnsonville, TN, adjacent to DuPont’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing facility, at an estimated cost of $250 million-$290 million.   The chlor-alkali facility will be designed to produce up to 182,500 tons/year of liquid chlorine and 200,000 tons/year of membrane-grade caustic soda. Raw materials will be secured at competitive economics from the DuPont plant, OxyChem says. The plant is expected to come onstream in 2013.   Locating the plant next to DuPont’s TiO2...

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