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Braskem Chlor-Alkali Unit Remains Offline Following Accident

8:30 AM MDT | June 2, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Braskem’s chlor-alkali unit at its Maceio facility at Alagoas, Brazil will remain shut following a chlorine leak and subsequent pipeline rupture on May 21 and May 23. The Maceio unit has a capacity of 250,000m.t./year of PVC, 460,000 m.t./year of caustic soda and about 600,000 m.t./year of EDC. The company took the chlor-alkali unit offline following the chlorine leak and says there is enough chlorine and caustic soda stock to cope with about 10 days of supply constraints. No timeline for the unit’s restart has been announced.   The...

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