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Olin to Increase Bleach Shipments by Rail

4:19 PM MST | November 12, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Olin says it expects to have a fleet of 100 rail cars specifically designed to carry bleach by the end of this year, and about 300 rail cars by the end of 2010. The company has developed proprietary rail-car technology that enables it to deliver high quality bleach in a cost-effective manner over distances of more than 1,000 miles. One rail car can carry the equivalent of about 4 truckloads of bleach, Olin says. “This rail-car technology will allow us to ship bleach more efficiently over longer distances,” says John McIntosh, president of chlor-alkali...

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