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Chlor-Alkali Sector Under Pressure

7:17 AM MDT | September 21, 2012 | —Natasha Alperowicz in Berlin

Europe’s chlor-alkali industry needs a letup in the pace of legislation, to avoid losing global market share, speakers told delegates at the annual general meeting of industry association Euro Chlor (Brussels), held recently in Berlin. The Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) law; the European Union emissions trading scheme; high energy costs; and the industry’s voluntary conversion from mercury- to membrane-cell technology by 2020 are the major challenges facing the sector. Michael Träger, former chairman...

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