US Olin begins 12-day turnaround at Alabama chlor-alkali plant

31 March 2011 21:45  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US chlor-alkali producer Olin is expected to begin a 12-day turnaround on 1 April at its plant in McIntosh, Alabama, sources said on Thursday.

The turnaround, which is planned for routine maintenance, is scheduled from 1–12 April, a company source said.

Olin’s McIntosh, Alabama, plant has a caustic soda capacity of 350,000 tonnes/year.

Olin’s other US chlor-alkali plants are in Henderson, Nevada; St Gabriel, Louisiana; Augusta, Georgia; Charleston, Tennessee; Niagara Falls, New York; and Becancour, Quebec.

Other US chlor-alkali producers include Dow Chemical, Occidental Chemical, Shintech, Georgia Gulf and PPG Industries.

($1 = €0.71)

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