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May Chlor-Alkali Rates Improve in U.S.

11:50 AM MDT | June 24, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates in May rose 1-percentage point from April levels, to 90%, according to the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Total chlorine production increased about 6.9% in May sequentially compared with April. May chlorine gas production was higher by about 49,090 tons, to 1,020,851 tons, up 5.1% from April. Liquid chlorine production rose by 70,209 tons, to 874,056 tons, or 8.7% more than the year-ago period. Year-on-year total chlorine production for May rose a whopping 13.7% from May 2010, to 1,894,907 tons. Meanwhile, liquid caustic...

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