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U.S. Chlor-Alkali Operating Rates Fall Again

11:38 AM MST | December 5, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Average U.S. chlor-alkali operating rates fell 5 percentage points in October, to 78%, according to the latest statistics reported by the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Total chlorine production decreased about 2.7% in October compared with September. Chlorine gas production was lower by about 25,792 tons, to 897,425 tons, down 2.8% from September. Liquid chlorine production fell by 19,217 tons, to 703.304 tons, or 2.7% less than the year-ago period. Year-on-year total chlorine production for October fell 4.9% from October 2010, to 1.6 million tons...

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