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U.S. Chlor-Alkali Operating Rates Rise

10:23 AM MDT | May 22, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Average operating rates at U.S. chlor-alkali plants jumped to 73% in March, an 11 percentage point increase from the previous month, the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA) says. Chlorine production rose about 9% in April compared with March. About 74,253 tons more chlorine gas and 45,982 tons more liquid chlorine were produced, up about 10% and 7.7%, respectively. However, the year-on-year production is still lagging. Chlorine gas production volumes dropped about 16% in April compared with the previous April, to 810,870 tons, and liquid chlorine production fell...

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