PPG To Add Chlorine With Equa-Chlor Buy | March 28, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 13 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 13 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 28, 2011

PPG To Add Chlorine With Equa-Chlor Buy

Department: Business
Keywords: chlorine, caustic soda, chlor-alkali

PPG Industries has agreed to acquire Equa-Chlor, a producer of chlorine, caustic soda, and hydrochloric acid in Longview, Wash. Equa-Chlor’s plant opened in 2005 on the site of a former Weyerhaeuser chlor-alkali facility. It has the capacity to produce about 220 tons of chlorine per day. Equa-Chlor declared bankruptcy in early 2008 and emerged from court protection about a year later. PPG, which operates chlor-alkali plants mainly on the U.S. Gulf Coast, says the purchase will give it “a strategic foothold” in the western U.S.

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