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US OxyChem starts up HCl plant in New York

US OxyChem starts up HCl plant in New York

HOUSTON (ICIS)--OxyChem on Thursday announced the successful startup of its 163,000 ton/year (148,000 tonnes/year) hydrochloric acid (HCl) production unit in Niagara Falls, New York.

The startup comes as the market is short on material and faces rising prices.

The $49.5m project will use chlorine and hydrogen from the OxyChem’s adjacent Niagara Falls chlor-alkali plant and will also provide acid for OxyChem's manufacturing operations as well as serve the merchant market in the northeastern region of the US and southeastern Canada.

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