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Vinnolit Completes Chlor-Alkali Upgrades

12:20 PM MDT | July 29, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Vinnolit (Ismaning, Germany) says it has completed conversion of its chlor-alkali plants at Gendorf and Knapsack, Germany from mercury-cell to membrane-cell technology. The upgrades increased the company's overall chlorine capacity from 390,000 m.t./year, to 430,000 m.t./year, improving raw material supply for polyvinyl chloride production at the two sites, Vinnolit says. “With an actual chlorine capacity of 250,000 m.t. in Knapsack and 180,000 m.t. in Gendorf, we dispose of two large state-of-the-art monomer sites with balanced capacities in all...

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