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Solvay Completes Expansion of Vinyls Complex in Brazil

1:44 AM MDT | June 4, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

Solvay says its Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) subsidiary has completed the previously announced $150-million expansion of its plant at Santo André, Brazil, by starting up a new membrane chlor-alkali unit (MCA) associated with the expansion of the downstream vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing facility. The Santo Andre plant now has a total VCM and PVC production capacity of 300,000 m.t./year. The investment also includes a new production unit for chlorine and caustic soda, based on membrane technology. As a result, the...

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