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Chlor-Alkali Closure

8:33 AM MDT | August 3, 2012

Sibur (Moscow) will close permanently a chlor-alkali plant at the company’s Sibur-Neftekhim (Dzerzhinsk, Russia) subsidiary. Sibur says the Dzerzhinsk plant is old and that it would be uneconomical to replace its equipment. The closure is due to be completed in spring 2013. Just over 1,000 people are employed at the chlor-alkali unit, which is the main supplier to a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) facility at Kstovo, Russia that will be replaced by a new, integrated PVC complex being built by RusVinyl, a Sibur-Solvay joint...

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