18 December 2009 21:50 [Source: ICIS news]
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Chlor-alkali production rates increased from October revised rates of 81%, according to The Chlorine Institute.
Chlorine contract prices rolled over each month in the fourth quarter, keeping to a benchmark high range of $390-410/dst (dry short ton) (€273-287/dst), buyers said.
Caustic soda contract prices were level in November and December, holding a range of $160-240/dst during the fourth quarter.
US chlor-alkali producers include Dow Chemical, Occidental Chemical, Formosa Plastics,
US PVC producers include most chlor-alkali producers.
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