IHS Chemical Week

Markets :: Basic Chemicals :: Inorganic Chemicals :: Chlor-alkali


8:28 AM MST | January 13, 2009 | LINDSEY BEWLEY

Low Operating Rates Keep Supply Tight The tight caustic soda supply that characterized much of 2008 is expected to persist through the first quarter of 2009. Several producers, including Dow Chemical, Formosa Plastics, Olin, and OxyChem hiked caustic prices last quarter, due to shortages stemming from weak demand for co-product chlorine demand. The global recession has taken a toll on supply and demand balances. Weak housing market conditions are expected to continue well into the year, keeping demand for chlorine and derivatives depressed, analysts say. Though...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine in print or digital format
  • Critical daily news and analysis on chemweek.com
  • Free mobile edition 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If at any time you are not completely satisfied with IHS Chemical Week, simply notify us and we'll refund the balance of your paid subscription - no problem.

Learn more about group subscriptions and site licenses.


contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa