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Dow Caustic Soda Allocation Returns to Pre-Hurricane Levels

10:58 AM MDT | October 20, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dow Chemical says that shipments of membrane- and diaphragm-grade caustic soda from its Freeport, TX and Plaquemine, LA chlor-alkali plants were restored to pre-hurricane allocation levels of 90% on October 1. Dow declared force majeure on caustic from Freeport last June following an unspecified “critical production issue,” and placed North American and some Latin American customers on approximately 90% allocation. Dow had expected the force majeure to remain in effect for a minimum of three months, but the company extended it until mid-to-late...

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