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Chlor-Alkali Operating Rates Steady in October

2:31 PM MST | November 18, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

U.S chlor-alkali operating rates were unchanged in October, holding steady at 80%, says the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA).  Chlorine production rose about 3.5% in October compared with September. 30,033 tons more chlorine gas and 27,938 tons more liquid chlorine were produced, up about 3.4% and 3.9%, respectively. However, year-on-year chlorine production continues to lag. Combined chlorine production volumes dropped nearly 18% in October compared with the year-ago period. Meanwhile, liquid caustic soda production made slight improvements in...

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