Clorox eliminates chlorine transport

Clorox announced today that it will modify its bleach manufacturing process in seven US facilities in order to eliminate the transport of chlorine feedstock to those facilities.

ICIS news* reported that this move was driven by potential US regulations that could restrict chlorine transport or increase associated costs.

Clorox will begin transitioning from chlorine to high-strength bleach as a raw material for making its namesake bleach starting in its Fairfield, California plant.

The high-strength bleach is a water-based solution of concentrated sodium hypochlorite that can be diluted to a specific level for household and industrial use and is still made with chlorine, according to Clorox.

The company expects to complete the transition in Fairfield within six months, followed by a phased, multi-year transition for the rest of the plants.

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