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Dow Declares Force Majeure on Caustic Soda

9:38 AM MDT | June 17, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dow Chemical says it has declared force majeure on caustic soda from its Freeport, TX chlor-alkali facility. North American and some Latin American customers will be on approximately 90% allocation effective immediately, and the force majeure will remain in effect for a minimum of three months, Dow says. An unspecified “critical production issue” at the facility has compounded the effect of other operational and equipment disruptions, Dow says. Caustic soda supply has tightened in North America due to sharply reduced demand for co-product chlorine...

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