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Chlor-alkali Strong in Europe in 2007

9:23 AM MST | January 28, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

European chlorine production was 10.61 million tons in 2007, 2.9% higher than the previous year, says Euro Chlor (Brussels). Capacity utilization rates in 2007 averaged 85%, compared with an average of 83% in 2006. Germany remained Europe’s largest chlorine producer, accounting for 43.3% of European production last year. Belgium and The Netherlands made up 14.5%, while French producers accounted for 11.5% of production. Together, the U.K., Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, and Norway totaled 12.5%. December European chlorine production increased 2.0%...

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