IHS Chemical Week

Chemical Week Magazine :: Basic Chemicals & Plastics

Accident Keeps Braskem Unit Offline

1:11 PM MDT | June 13, 2011 | —LINDSEY BEWLEY

Braskem’s chlor-alkali unit at its Maceio facility at Alagoas, Brazil has been shut down 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 polyvinyl chloride (PVC), 460,000 m.t./year of caustic soda and about 600,000 m.t./year of ethylene dichloride (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...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week subscriber yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine a year in print or digital format
  • Real time news and analysis on chemweek.com 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now


contact us | about us | privacy policy | sitemap

ihsCopyright © IHS, Inc.All rights reserved.Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa