Honeywell To Close Acid Plant In Canada | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 43 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 28, 2013

Honeywell To Close Acid Plant In Canada

Department: Business
Keywords: shutdowns, layoffs, refrigerants, fuels

Honeywell International plans to suspend hydrofluoric acid production at its Amherst­burg, Ontario, site for at least two years beginning in August 2014. Low demand for the acid, used to make refrigerants, fuels, and other materials, is behind the decision, Honeywell says. The facility, now undergoing scheduled maintenance, will resume operations and run until it has depleted raw material supplies. It will then shut down in phases, resulting in the layoff of 75 employees. Honeywell will continue to make the acid in Geismar, La., and Seelze, Germany.

 
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