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CABB improves its EcoVadis rating and invests in sustainability

CABB site in Pratteln, Switzerland, awarded EcoVadis gold medal for the third time
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Alain de Krassny negotiates with the Apollo Funds for sale of Kem One Group

Kem One has undergone a transformation since 2014 and an investment programme of more than €500 million
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Vynova to build new potassium carbonate manufacturing plant in Tessenderlo

The new and larger facility will replace the company's existing potassium carbonate plant in Tessenderlo
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Gestioni Industriali Srl (GIG) buys chlor-alkali branch of Ing. Luigi Conti Vecchi SpA

ILCV decided to sell a membrane chlorine-soda electrolysis plant and coastal deposit to GIG
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INOVYN publishes Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for chlor-alkali and PVC

INOVYN’s EPDs were prepared using industry best practice methodology by the Institute for Energy & Environmental Research Heidelberg.
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Company is producer of valves, measurement and control systems for liquids, vapours and gases
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Nouryon announces intention to spin-out Nobian

Nobian to remain under ownership of The Carlyle Group and GIC
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Jordanian company produces caustic soda, chlorine gas (liquified), hydrochloric acid and sodium hypochlorite
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Ercros will double its sodium chlorite production capacity

Investment to almost double the current production capacity to 11,300 tones/year compared to current 6,000 tonnes/year.
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Qatar Vinyl Company Limited (QVC) becomes new partner

QVC produces caustic soda, ethylene dichloride, Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM) and hydrochloric acid solution.
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Kem One to receive funds to support electrolysis unit conversion

Aiming to boost energy efficiency of French chlor-alkali plant by 2024
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BASF presents roadmap to climate neutrality

Target of net zero CO2 emissions globally by 2050
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INOVYN launches clean hydrogen project to support decarbonisation in Norway

INOVYN will be applying for funding to realise the project
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Evonik part of new alliance for European infrastructure for green hydrogen

bp, Evonik, Nowega, OGE, RWE, Salzgitter Flachstahl and Thyssengas are all partners in GET H2 hydrogen initiative
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Bondalti helps students with fewer economic resources

Helping the most disadvantaged students to reach their academic goals or rewarding merit and those who excel
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Vynova launches ISCC PLUS-certified renewable caustic soda

Caustic soda manufactured using renewable energy sources
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Vinnolit to offer green caustic soda with reduced CO2 footprint

Caustic soda utilising renewable energy Guarantees of Origin (GOs)
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Covestro’s chlorine production in Uerdingen expanded

Expansion of production capacity by 52,000 tons per year 
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Ercros obtains distinction in EcoVadis rating

Ercros has obtained 81 points out of a possible 100 in EcoVadis business sustainability rating
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Inovyn joins HyNet consortium

By 2030, HyNetNW plans to capture a further one million tonnes of CO2 from industry every year.
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Kemira signs new wind power deal to further reduce GHG emissions

10 year power purchase agreement to deliver 43.8 GWh renewable wind energy per year to Kemira’s Finnish sites
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Borregaard recognised with ‘A’ score for climate change

Borregaard is one of 9,600 companies reporting to CDP last year, only 270 of these made the climate change ‘A List’.
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Covestro and NPRC plan to use hydrogen-powered barges

Feasibility of using green hydrogen from Covestro's chlorine electrolysis to refuel inland waterway vessels is also being investigated.
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Ercros launches its 3D Plan (2021-2025)

3D = Diversification, Digitalisation, Decarbonisation
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CABB publishes new Sustainability Report

Report provides people, society, work and environment goals and progress made over past year
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Covestro receives ISCC Plus certification

Plastic polycarbonate made from renewable attributed raw materials at the same quality as fossil-based polycarbonate
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Nouryon announces renaming of Industrial Chemicals subsidiary

Industrial Chemicals business to be known as Nobian.
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Investment programme at CABB Pratteln site

Investment aims to further improve safety, stability and reliability
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SCB Società Chimica Bussi S.p.A. publishes sustainability-focused video

Video includes 20 million Euro investment at plant in Italy
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INOVYN to decarbonise in France

Tavaux plant investment will reduce CO2 emissions equivalent to 40,000 cars per year
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Chimcomplex to develop circular economy and energy efficiency projects

Projects planned in the field of energy efficiency integrated with technological processes.
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Arkema joins Dow Jones Sustainability World (DJSI) Index

Due to its performance in sustainability and integrating its corporate social responsibility (CSR) approach within its development strategy
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Led by INOVYN, INEOS launched Clean Hydrogen Business

Launch aims to accelerate Europe's drive to net zero carbon emissions
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Nouryon outlines sustainability approach

Three areas of focus outlined
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Chimcomplex donates sodium hypochlorite to several places in need

100 tonnes of sodium hypochlorite to hospitals, city halls, NG0’s and schools in Romania
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Vynova starts to produce circular-attributed PVC

PVC resins manufactured using circular ethylene produced from mixed plastic waste
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Covestro implements new technology for MDI production

New pilot plant provides greater energy-efficiency and climate protection
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Vencorex renews its ISO certifications

ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), ISO 50001 (energy) and ISO 450001 (health and safety) get renewed.
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INOVYN supplies sustainable PVC to ‘The Hope Project’

Partnership with Pipelife Sweden to provide sustainable PVC pipes
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Vynova wins PVC producer award for third year in a row

For the third consecutive year, Vynova was named best PVC producer at the Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe.
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Bondalti moves forward in sustainable development and other areas

Bondalti has made several recent announcements relating to its sustainable development and other activities...
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Arkema website details their global COVID-fighting activities

Member company donating products, equipment and resources to fight the pandemic
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Nouryon announces plans to expand MCA capacity in the Netherlands

Capacity set to increase at the Delfzijl chlor-alkali site
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Covestro looks at sustainable polyol-based mattresses and recycling scheme

Closing the loop to recover valuable materials
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Nouryon plant in Bitterfeld has double celebration

Production was started there 20 years ago and the site can look back on 10 injury-free years
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MÉTA Régénération becomes new Euro Chlor partner

Company specialised in the treatment and disposal of mercury-contaminated waste.
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Bondalti produces hypochlorite versus COVID-19 video

Bondalti's efforts to assist in fight and mitigation of consequences of COVID-19
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Ercros increases sustainability performance, which in turn increases job security

The 2019 accident frequency rate historically low, CO2 emissions index reduced by 10% and 87 million Euros invested in last five years to combat climate change.
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Vynova uses residual heat to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions

Investment of 6 million euros at its Tessenderlo site
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Nouryon wins regional sustainability Responsible Care award

Award given for making its plant in Ibbenbüren, Germany, wastewater-free.
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BASF working toward circularity in recycling of mattresses

BASF developed chemical recycling process for used mattresses
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Evonik wants to make green hydrogen more affordable

Green hydrogen is a beacon of hope in energy transition
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Dow Polyurethanes plans production facility to recycle end-of-life mattresses

RENUVA™ Mattress Recycling Program at Orrion Chemicals Orgaform in France to produce raw material for new polyurethane
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Vynova supports local medical care near its production sites

In the fight against COVID-19, Vynova has supported local medical care near its production sites in Tessenderlo (Belgium) and Wilhelmshaven (Germany).
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BASF donates over 100 million protective masks

As part of BASF’s “Helping Hands” campaign in the fight against the corona pandemic
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Bondalti donates hypochlorite to GNR Emergency Protection and Relief Unit

Making the military more equipped to protect the population against COVID-19
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BorsodChem donates money, 10,000 litres of hypo and 10,000 masks

Defence measures against the COVID-19 pandemic
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Spolchemie helps fight coronavirus

The first thousands of liters of alcohol disinfectant produced for those most in need in the entire Ústí nad Labem region.
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Covestro provides aid in Coronavirus crisis

In-kind and money donations in many countries / Focusing on the health and safety of the workforce
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Dow produces hand sanitisers for pharmacies and hospitals in Germany

Initiative is part of DOW's overall activities in support of COVID-19 pandemic
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Bondalti donates 90 tonnes of sodium hypochlorite

Bondalti will provide to each Portuguese district capital for urban cleaning and disinfection operations
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Fater will make 250,000 masks to be donated to civil protection

Fater has formed a team of product and technology experts to verify the possibility of making surgical masks at the Pescara plant...
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Arkema taking action with ambitious climate plan

Company committed to keeping global warming well below 2°C
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Kemira targets carbon neutrality by 2045

Kemira has a long-term ambition is to be carbon neutral across the whole company by 2045 for combined scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...
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Vinnolit commissions plant expansion for paste PVC production

Microsuspension technology used for expansion at Burghausen site
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Vynova launches bio-attributed PVC

New generation of vinyl resins
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Ercros completes expansion in Sabiñánigo

Increased capacity for pool treatment chemicals
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Covestro awarded Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions Label

Label awarded for two projects: solar greenhouse dryers for food preservation and waterborne technology for sustainable textile coating
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AK-KİM KİMYA becomes new Euro Chlor partner

Turkish chemicals manufacturer produces chlor-alkali and derivatives and many other products
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INOVYN welcomes new CEO and starts with bio-attributed PVC

Geir Tuft becomes the new INOVYN CEO and BIOVYN is bio-attributed PVC.
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700 trees from 70-year old BorsodChem

BorsodChem Zrt. (Hungary), as a responsible employer, is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding this year and has been committed to sustainability and social responsibility since the beginning.
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Ercros recognised by UN for climate protection initiatives at COP25

Ercros selected among the 101 best businesses for climate initiatives
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Bondalti starts operations at new plant in Torrelavega

New Spanish plant expands European capacity by 68,000 tonnes/year.
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Ercros completes Vila-seca I plant expansion

Company starts up new electrolyser that expands plant capacity by another 26,000 tonnes/year.
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Química del Cinca expanding chlorine production capacity

Company expanding its chlorine production capacity by 15,000 tonnes/year to 60,000 ton/year in 2020
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Company is a member of the Österreichische Salinen Aktiengesellschaft.,
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Cefic Director General Marco Mensink visits Bondalti

Round table discussion on “Disruptive Innovation” with two other external experts.
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PPC SAS joins Vynova Group

Thann chlorine and potassium site becomes Vynova PPC SAS
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Bondalti publishes new chlorine plant infographic

Ever wondered how chlor-alkali is made?
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Vinnolit takes part in new ‘Circular Flooring’ research project

Making PVC flooring even more recyclable
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Nouryon increasing capacity of chloromethanes in Germany

Frankfurt expansion expected to complete by 2020
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The law of purity: salt, water and electricity

Donau Chemie's "love story to chlor-alkali"
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New CABB Group website online

Euro Chlor members reveal new digital 'business card'
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BorsodChem begins production in Hungary

New membrane plant expands total capacity at Kazincbarcika
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Vestolit (Mexichem) hosts youth science competition

Part of annual German 'Jugend forscht' event
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Milan museum highlights basic chemicals

...with contributions from partner organisation Federchimica - Assobase
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New membrane facility starts up in Sweden

Member company INOVYN begins production at Stenungsund
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Cefic visit to member DOW in Stade

Celebrates start of WCC secretariat at Euro Chlor
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Ercros starts up newest chlor-alkali plant

Vila-seca site begins production in Tarragona
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ANWIL increases output at Włocławek facility

PLN 1.3 billion investment planned in Poland
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New Chief Financial Officer for CABB Group

Markus Schürholz begins role as of 01 January 2019
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Covestro to invest EUR 300 million to boost Antwerp aniline production

Part of German organisation’s MDI investment program
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‘Nouryon’ joins the chlor-alkali sector

New name for AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals
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AkzoNobel completes sale of Specialty Chemicals

Carlyle Group and GIC make purchase from Euro Chlor members
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Safety and energy highlighted as key themes on Safety Day at AkzoNobel

Euro Chlor invited to present industry initiatives
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Vynova opens potassium hydroxide plant in Belgium

Member’s new membrane electrolysis facility in Tessenderlo
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INOVYN to expand in Belgium

Jemeppe site to increase general purpose PVC production
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PCC expansion of monochloroacetic acid production planned in Poland

Speciality chemical increase to benefit chlorine production at the site
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Global Conference on Chlorinated Alkanes set for 2018

Event to discuss regulatory developments of these versatile substances in New Delhi, India
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Member celebrating 25 years

Vinnolit milestone in same year as its 30 millionth ton of PVC
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Covestro makes major investments in Tarragona

Member using novel technology to produce chlorine
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CUF is now Bondalti

Big changes for Portuguese member company
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Member investments demonstrate confidence and create career opportunities in Europe

Investments to support a safe, sustainable and successful chlor-alkali industry for Europe.
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Kemira to expand production capacity at its site in Joutseno

Multi-million euro investment at chlor-alkali site in Finland
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Covestro recruiting to support growth

Euro Chlor members are investing in sustainable and efficient technologies, creating growth and career opportunities in chlor-alkali.
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Euro Chlor welcomes KEM ONE on board

KEM ONE, a major chlorochemicals and PVC producer, operating primarily in Europe, has joined Euro Chlor as a full member.
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Further expansion planned by Ercros

Vila-seca plant to produce even more chlor-alkali in Tarragona
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CABB’s MCA production site in China: first ISO certification

MCA plant meets strict requirements for German Euro Chlor member
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Portuguese member to invest in new Spanish chlorine plant

CUF to invest €55 million as part of purchase from Solvay
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Members receive top awards for Environmental and Safety efforts

Cefic commends Solvay and AkzoNobel for Responsible Care achievements
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AkzoNobel planning further expansion in German chloromethanes

Capacity increase for use in vital pharmaceuticals and more
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German member Vinnolit to expand in Bavaria

Gendorf chlorine capacity to increase by 2021
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Vestolit boosts paste-PVC output at Marl plant

German member expands speciality PVC production
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BASF introduces new chlorine thing in the fight against malaria

Member’s new mosquito net is first to receive WHO recommendation in over 30 years!
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Covestro support for major world solar car event

Member racing in to help meet future transport challenges
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Spolchemie begins membrane chlor-alkali production at Usti

Czech member ceases mercury-based production ahead of phase out deadline
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All change at the top for member c

New CEO for Essen-based chlor-alkali manufacturer
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Ercros to expand chlorine activities in Spain

Sabiñánigo site to triple production and bring more local jobs!
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Member Covestro and UN begin joint project

Launch of a competition to find 'Young Champions' to improve the health of the planet
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AkzoNobel praised for energy saving achievements

Member recognized for chlorine plant efficiency improvements
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ANWIL receives EU funding for innovative project

Research into ceramics to increase cable fire resistance
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AkzoNobel using bio-steam to sustainably produce salt

Sustainable production of chlorine precursor now a reality at Delfzijl
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Spanish member company begins mercury phase-out

Electroquimica Onubense will start change to new membrane technology from May 2017
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Member Evonik preparing for the digital age…

New subsidiary to develop futuristic digital solutions to address a range of industry challenges
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EU Salt is ‘Going beyond the salt shaker’

Member announces major conference for June 2017
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Members INOVYN to invest in EDC import capacity at Martorell, Spain

Work will maintain production at the site in post-mercury era
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Members leading research into new ways to recycle salt

Covestro pilot plants to obtain raw ingredients for making chlorine!
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CABB Pratteln; new mercury-free chlorine plant

Fine chemical manufacturer CABB has replaced the amalgam electrolysis plant for chlorine production at its Pratteln site in Switzerland with a plant using the latest generation of membrane technology.
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BASF acknowledged as global leader in water management

Member recognised for efforts in efficient and sustainable water use
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CUF obtains Gold Standard in Social Responsibility

Member receives global award from EcoVadis for efforts in environmental and social responsibility
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Vinnolit achieves Social Responsibility Certification from EcoVadis

Member receives global award for efforts in environmental protection, sustainability and more
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Divestment of Italian chlorine production site by Solvay to Caffaro

Chlorine production site at Torviscosa to be developed further by new owners.
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Vestolit achieves Social Responsibility Certification

Euro Chlor member one of the first to be awarded with new German social responsibility standard.
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INEOS completes acquisition of INOVYN

Euro Chlor members complete final stages of joint venture ahead of schedule
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Vestolit promotes Young Science and Technology at Research Competition.

Member hosts research event to encourage the scientists of tomorrow
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AkzoNobel and Atul Limited planning Indian MCA joint venture

AkzoNobel and Atul have signed a Letter of Intent to explore the feasibility of setting up a manufacturing joint venture for the production of monochloroacetic acid (MCA) in India.
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New CUF-QI video on Chlorine Things

Member releases new video on the role of chemistry in creating the products we rely on daily
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INOVYN confirms closure of last mercury cellroom in Runcorn

Member's UK unit closure to complete in early 2017
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EuSalt Associate member of Euro Chlor

Euro Chlor is proud to have EU Salt as it's newest associate member. The Salt Federation comments that for the salt sector, it is essential to connect and sustain a good dialogue with its value chain.
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Ercros plans to invest 28 million euros in the factory in Sabiñánigo

Within the framework of the visit of the regional minister of Economy, Industry and Employment of the Government of Aragon, Marta Gaston, to the factory in Sabiñánigo, Ercros has announced the investment plan of this center which provides activities for a total amount of 28 million euros for the period 2016-2020.
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VESTOLIT Sales Channel for all Mexichem Resins in Europe

VESTOLIT GmbH is now the exclusive sales channel for all Mexichem Suspension PVC products in Europe.
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Solvay and INEOS intend to advance Solvay’s exit from INOVYN joint venture

Solvay and INEOS announced their intention to end their 50/50 chlorovinyls INOVYN joint venture earlier than originally foreseen, with INEOS to become the sole shareholder.
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KEM ONE: electrolysis conversion project has started

KEM ONE’s industrial modernisation project, the electrolysis conversion, will be completed by the end of 2016.
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INOVYN: major investment in large scale KOH production facility

INOVYN has announced a major investment in a large scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo site, Belgium.
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Vinnolit: Dr. Josef Ertl consults as member of Advisory Board

Dr. Josef Ertl retired from his role as Managing Director and CEO of Vinnolit effective 31 October 2015. His successor as Managing Director will be Dr. Karl-Martin Schellerer.
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SPOLCHEMIE announces the conversion to a membrane electrolysis

SPOLCHEMIE - Spolek pro chemickou a hutní výrobu, a.s. announces the plan to launch the new membrane electrolysis in the 2nd half of 2016. The nominal annual capacity of the new plant will be 60.000dmt of KOH and 43.000dmt of NaOH.
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Covestro Board named

The Supervisory Board of Bayer MaterialScience AG (in future: Covestro) has named the members of the future Covestro Board of Management.
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Brenntag acquires Turkish specialty chemicals

Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire Parkoteks Kimya San.(Istanbul), a distribution company that offers a range of specialty chemicals products with a focus on the personal care industry.
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