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Chlor-Alkali Operating Rates for September Fall in U.S. and Europe

9:49 AM MDT | October 21, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates fell 1-percentage point in September, to 92%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Chlorine production fell 3.4% in September compared with August. About 40,937 tons less chlorine gas and 24,679 tons less liquid chlorine were produced, down about 3.9% and 2.8%, respectively. Year-on-year, chlorine production is up about 16.9%. Liquid caustic soda production also decreased in September, falling 2.7% from the previous month to 1,067,027 tons. Caustic soda production is also...

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