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Bayer, ThyssenKrupp launch breakthrough ODC chlor-alkali technology

5:20 AM MDT | June 12, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) and ThyssenKrupp Unde have begun marketing BMS's previously announced oxygen depolarized cathode (ODC) technology worldwide, the companies announced today. The process makes chlorine using 30% less electricity compared with conventional technology, the companies say. The launch follows two years of industrial-scale trial runs—performed in a demonstration plant at Bayer’s Krefeld, Germany, site—which enabled the commercialization of the process. BMS and ThyssenKrupp Uhde, as well as Uhde’s affiliate UhdeNora...

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