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Bayer MaterialScience Closes HCL Electrolysis Line

11:21 AM MDT | July 8, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) says it permanently shut down its hydrochloric acid (HCL) electrolysis unit at Baytown, TX on July 6. “The closure of the unit will lower costs and energy usage in the production of chlorine at the site,” BMS says. Chlorine is used as a feedstock for the polycarbonate, polyurethane and coatings raw materials manufactured at Baytown. The HCL generated as a byproduct at the site will be consumed internally or sold in the merchant market, BMS...

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