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AkzoNobel Selects Uhde Technology for Chlor-Alkali Conversion Project

5:45 AM MDT | May 2, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

AkzoNobel has selected ThyssenKrupp Uhde to design and supply the contractor’s energy-saving membrane cell technology for a previously announced conversion of AkzoNobel’s existing mercury based electrolysis plant at the Frankfurt-Höchst industrial park. This project involves replacing the existing amalgam cells with ThyssenKrupp Uhde single-element membrane electrolysers. The new plant will increase annual production capacity at Frankfurt by about 50% to 250,000 m.t./year chlorine and 275,000 m.t./year of caustic soda. Commissioning is scheduled...

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