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PPG to Acquire Chlor-Alkali Producer Equa-Chlor

8:15 AM MDT | March 21, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

PPG Industries says it will purchase certain assets of chlor-alkali producer Equa-Chlor (Longview, WA) for an undisclosed sum. PPG will acquire Equa-Chlor’s manufacturing operations at its sole Longview, WA site. The plant has the capacity to produce about 88,000 tons/year of caustic soda, 80,000 tons/year of chlorine, and 31,000 tons/year of hydrochloric acid. The deal is expected to close during the first half of 2011.   “With the acquisition of Equa-Chlor, PPG’s chlor-alkali and derivatives business will gain a strategic foothold in the...

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