12 May 2009 16:29 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--PPG Industries plans to invest $6.0m (€4.4m) to install a new acid burner at its plant in Natrium, West Virginia, to meet regional demand for higher-quality hydrochloric acid (HCI), the US-based producer said on Tuesday.
The new unit was expected to become operational by late 2009, PPG said. It did not disclose capacities.
“Through this investment, we will be able to serve our customers with better, more consistent HCl, and secure a long-term outlet for chlorine produced at Natrium,” PPG senior vice president Michael McGarry said.
HCl, which is produced with chlorine and hydrogen, has end-market applications in steel, oil and food production, as well as in general water treatment in industrial applications.
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