Bayer Texas chlor-alkali unit finishing three-day turnaround

24 March 2011 16:01  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--The Bayer chlor-alkali unit in Texas is emerging from a three-day turnaround, sources said on Thursday.

The Bayer facility in Baytown, just east of Houston, produces caustic soda, hydrochloric acid and sodium hypochlorite.

A company source said the three-day turnaround lasted until Thursday.

The Bayer plant has a caustic soda capacity of 345,000 tonnes/year and a chlorine capacity of 305,000 tonnes/year, according to ICIS plants and projects.

Other chlor-alkali producers include Dow Chemical, Shintech, PPG Industries and OxyChem.

For more on chlor-alkalis visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Ruth Liao
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