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PPG Declares Force Majeure on Caustic Soda

2:02 PM MDT | August 23, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

PPG declared force majeure on all grades of caustic soda at its Natrium, WV chlor-alkali facility on August 13, amid already tight market conditions, market players say. Force majeure was declared due to operational issues after a storm impacted the site’s chlor-alkali operations, sources say.   The storm reportedly knocked the plant offline, and damaged one of the site’s acid burners, sources say. The company is working to correct the issues and the duration of the outage is not expected to be long, market watchers add.   The...

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