13 September 2013 21:30 [Source: ICIS news]
Chlor-alkali production was 980,347 tons (889,371 tonnes) of chlorine for August 2013, down from 997,392 tons in August 2012.
Caustic soda production was 1,026,146 tons in August, down from 1,037,590 tons in August 2012, the trade group said.
Earlier in the year, many market participants anticipated that chlor-alkali production in 2013 would be more robust, especially during the spring and summer months, because of an expected rebound in the
But while homebuilding has picked up compared with previous years, it has not had a great deal of impact on demand for polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which is derived from chlorine.
Major US chlor-alkali producers include Axiall, Dow, Formosa Plastics USA, Shintech, Occidental Chemical (OxyChem) and
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