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1:38 PM MDT | January 10, 2007 | Peck Hwee Sim

New Capacity in Asia Weighs on Market Capacity additions, particularly in Asia, will drive down global chlor-alkali operating rates, pulling down margins of electrochemical units (ECU), the combined value of chlorine and caustic soda, producers and consultants say. Global demand is expected to grow 3%, but additional supply is likely to pull down global operating rates to 85%-86% this year, says Steve Brien, global practice leader/chlor-alkali and vinyls at CMAI (Houston). Asian ECU margins are negative, and will likely remain negative for most of 2007 because of...

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