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AkzoNobel Selects Uhde Technology for Chlor-Alkali Conversion

7:25 AM MDT | May 11, 2012

AkzoNobel has selected ThyssenKrupp Uhde to design and supply membrane-cell technology for a previously announced conversion of AkzoNobel’s mercury-cell chlor-alkali plant at the Frankfurt-Höchst industrial park in Germany. The project involves replacing the plant’s amalgam cells with ThyssenKrupp Uhde single-element membrane electrolysers. It will increase annual production capacity at the site by about 50%, to 250,000 m.t./year of chlorine and 275,000 m.t./year of caustic soda by the fourth quarter of 2013. “Electricity consumption per ton of product...

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