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Tessenderlo Closes Chlorobenzene Unit

3:09 PM MDT | August 7, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says it will cease production of chlorobenzene at Pieve Vergonte, Italy, citing “grave” market conditions. Tessenderlo says that margins in its chlorobenzene business have “decreased dramatically” due to globalization of the market, excess capacity in Asia, and a “sharp decline” in prices and volumes. Other operations at Pieve Vergonte, including chlorotoluene production, will not be affected, Tessenderlo says. The company says it will develop tolling activities, including purification and...

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