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Olin Lifts Force Majeure

6:11 PM MST | February 15, 2010

Olin says it has lifted its force majeure on chlorine, diaphragm grade caustic soda, hydrogen, hydrochloric acid, sodium hypochlorite, and sodium chloride from its McIntosh, AL, complex on January 29. The force majeure was declared due to an unexpected equipment failure at the plant, which caused a production shutdown. The restart came 13 days after the announcement, much sooner than company officials had originally expectedd, sources say. The force majeure did not apply to SunBelt, a joint venture between Olin and PolyOne, also located at the McIntosh...

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