Olin to End Use of Mercury Cell Technology, Close Georgia Plant
2:39 PM MST | December 20, 2010 | —LINDSEY BEWLEY AND REBECCA COONS
Olin says it will end chlor-alkali production at its Augusta, GA mercury cell plant and invest $160 million to convert its Charleston, TN chlor-alkali facility from mercury cell to membrane cell technology, ending its use of mercury cell technology by the end of 2012. The restructuring will reduce the company’s total chlor-alkali manufacturing capacity by 160,000 m.t./year, and will improve costs and product quality, Olin says. “Over the past eighteen months we have experienced a steady increase in the number of our customers unwilling to accept our...
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