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U.S. Chlor-Alkali Operating Rates Up Slightly in July

11:15 AM MDT | August 31, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

U.S chlor-alkali operating rates rose in July, climbing 1-percentage point to 90%, according to the latest statistics from the Chlorine Institute (Arlington, VA). Chlorine production rose about 4.8% in July compared with June. About 23,589 tons more chlorine gas and 46,441 tons more liquid chlorine were produced, up about 3.9% and 5.9%, respectively. Liquid caustic soda production also increased in July. Production climbed about 4% from the previous month by 39,529 tons, to 1,059,779 tons. Year-on-year chlorine production was up in July, as combined chlorine...

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