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AkzoNobel Converts Chlor-Alkali Plant to Membrane Technology
9:42 AM MDT | June 24, 2011 | â€”NATASHA ALPEROWICZ
AkzoNobel is investing â‚¬140 million ($201.2 million) in a project to convert an outdated mercury-process chlor-alkali plant at Frankfurt to membrane technology. The plantâ€™s capacity will also be expanded to 250,000 m.t./year of chlorine from 165,000 m.t./year. The project, due for completion in the fourth quarter of 2013, will reinforce AkzoNobelâ€™s leadership positions in Europeâ€™s caustic soda and chloromethane markets, the company says. AkzoNobel traditionally uses Asahi Kasei or Uhde membrane technology and it is in the final stages of negotiations to...
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