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12/08/2019

Three new technical guidelines produced and 13 updated over past year

Euro Chlor’s General Technical Committee (GTC), Safety & Transport (GEST) and Equipment Working Groups have updated 13 technical recommendations and published three new documents
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31/07/2019

Euro Chlor 2019 member capacity data now available

More in-depth data to be published soon in Chlor-Alkali Industry Review 2018/2019
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22/07/2019

10 key sectors where chlorine and alkali chemistry are essential

Check out the new Uses & Innovations section on Euro Chlor's freshly revamped website at to find out about the 10 key sectors where chlorine and alkali chemistry are essential.
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19/07/2019

New website shows how chlor-alkali is enabling a more sustainable future

Chlor-alkali chemistry helping to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals
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05/07/2019

New video highlights role of chlor-alkali for Europe’s workforce

Meet the 17 Successes in Euro Chlor's latest video
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25/06/2019

17 successes campaign now complete

Real Europeans, whose success at work is all thanks to chlor-alkali chemistry.
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11/06/2019

Staying Safe? It’s a Chlorine Thing!

Euro Chlor’s latest video reveals chlor-alkali’s role in keeping us safe
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11/06/2019

Euro Chlor Sustainability Programme features at ESA 2019

Guest topic at General Assembly event.
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03/06/2019

New ECSA flyer released

New brochure highlights benefits of chlorinated solvents
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20/05/2019

New Euro Chlor website highlights benefits of chlor-alkali

European chlor-alkali association unveils new website
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20/05/2019

Two new ’17 Successes’ published by Euro Chlor

Industry programme highlights important role of chlor-alkali for Europe's workforce
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30/04/2019

Euro Chlor submits response to consultation on ETS

The Euro Chlor Energy Task Force is currently finalising its contribution to the public consultation for the revision of the Emission Trading System (ETS) State aid Guidelines.
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12/04/2019

Save the Date for WCC African Water Forum

Registrations are now open for WCC African Water Forum.
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02/04/2019

February 2019 Chlorine Production

In February 2019, the European chlorine production stood at 788,820 tonnes. With 28,172 tonnes, the February 2019 average daily production was 1...
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02/04/2019

Three new ’17 Successes’ published by Euro Chlor

Three new 17 Successes have been published by Euro Chlor, the European chlor-alkali association, bringing the total to 13 out of 17.
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21/03/2019

23rd World Chlor-alkali Conference, Singapore, 20-21 June 2019

Event entitled "Assessing the future pathway of the industry amidst high volatility".
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27/02/2019

Successful workshop concludes on chlorinated alkanes

Experts discuss advances in analytics in Amsterdam
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22/02/2019

Angelica Candido joins Euro Chlor as Sector Group Manager

New Manager for ECSA and EFCTC Groups
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29/01/2019

Euro Chlor assumes Secretariat of the World Chlorine Council

Two year tenure begins in January 2019
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22/01/2019

New Euro Chlor Chairman’s video released

European chlor-alkali in 2019 and beyond
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17/01/2019

Two new additions to Euro Chlor team

Regulatory Affairs Manager Kristof May and Management Assistant Assumpta Tabaro
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13/12/2018

Energy and chlor-alkali

An opinion piece from departing Cefic Executive Director Euro Chlor
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27/11/2018

10 out of 17 Successes already launched

Check out the first ten of Euro Chlor’s 17 Successes now available.
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26/11/2018

We are moving on 1st January 2019!

We are moving! As of 1 January 2019, meet us at Belliard 40 -1040 Brussels
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09/11/2018

What do you think about our Industry Review?

Opinions sought on Euro Chlor's digital annual report
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06/11/2018

Chloro Alkanes group to attend international conference

New Delhi event to discuss business and regulatory developments
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25/10/2018

Euro Chlor helping Indian colleagues to safely transport chlorine

International pipeline workshop takes place at German chemical park
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23/10/2018

New job vacancies at Euro Chlor

Seeking a Sector Group Manager and Assistant
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12/10/2018

Coverage of 2018 Euro Chlor General Assembly

Chemical Week article on key European chlor-alkali industry event
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05/10/2018

New Euro Chlor Executive Director briefing video out now

Outlines key changes in chlor-alkai industry
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25/09/2018

A decade of REACH at Euro Chlor

How have Euro Chlor members helped to ensure the safe use of our chemicals?
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20/09/2018

New digital version of 2017-2018 Industry Review launched

Euro Chlor releases annual review of European chlor-alkali
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17/09/2018

Changes announced at Euro Chlor’s 2018 General Assembly

Successful annual meeting concludes in Bordeaux
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14/09/2018

New Euro Chlor Executive Director announced at 2018 General Assembly

Dr Marleen Pauwels to begin new role in January 2019
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10/09/2018

New additions to the ’17 Successes’ family

Euro Chlor highlighting the role of chlor-alkali for Europe’s workforce
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29/08/2018

Transportation? It’s a Chlorine Thing!

Euro Chlor’s latest video reveals chlor-alkali’s role in keeping us on the move
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03/08/2018

New energy section on the Euro Chlor website

...as affordable and reliable supply is key to the chlor-alkali industry
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30/06/2018

Call the United States via neodymium chloride enriched cables

The metal neodymium is rare and thus expensive. Consequently, its use is limited to really high-tech applications...
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30/06/2018

How solar cells are produced so pure?

In a solar cell, the energy absorbed from sunlight (or other light sources) causes tiny, negatively charged electrons to be knocked loose from silicon atoms...
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30/06/2018

Want to swim faster than a fish?

If you want to swim faster, you must reduce the drag of your body in the water. That is why competitive swimmers wear a sleek cap to reduce the drag from head hair...
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15/06/2018

2018 Safety workshop concludes in Brussels

Members meet to improve industry safety even further
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26/05/2018

The house with no heating system

Chlorine chemistry is used in the manufacture of integral parts of high energy performance buildings. These include renewable onsite energy sources such as solar panels, and high insulation performance triple-glazed windows.
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30/04/2018

Your jeans can clean the air

The levels of some airborne pollutants are continuously rising in many cities all over the world. This is especially the case for nitrous oxides (known as NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), emitted by cars and some industries...
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30/04/2018

ChlorineThings help firefighters do their job safely

Aramid fibres are a modern generation of materials made from polymers called aromatic polyamides...
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30/04/2018

Reducing the severity of household fires with chlorine chemistry

Fires in the home are responsible for thousands of deaths and injuries in Europe each year. They also lead to millions of euros of damage to buildings and their contents...
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30/04/2018

Sustainable, safe windows using chlorine chemistry

PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is often used as a sustainable replacement for wood or aluminium to make door and window frames...
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26/04/2018

Energy should not fly away with your money

Correctly insulating your house should keep the heat and your money in. Two commonly used types of rigid insulation foams are manufactured with a helping hand from chlorine chemistry.
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26/04/2018

When was chlorine discovered?

Pure chlorine was discovered by the Swedish scientist Wilhelm Scheele in 1774.
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26/04/2018

Can I find chlorine in nature?

Well, the answer is yes and no. Since chlorine molecules are so very reactive, you will not find the free pure gas in nature. But scientists have identified several thousands of naturally-occurring chlorinated substances.
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26/04/2018

ChlorineThings in your stomach?

When you have indigestion, you can sometimes feel it creep up your throat. Yes, you have a chlorinated acid in your stomach: the strong hydrochloric acid. What is it doing there?
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26/04/2018

Have I got chlorine in my body?

Yes, plenty. Although you will normally find chlorine in the form of chlorinated substances (like salt, hormones etc) free chlorine “radicals” (a very reactive form of chlorine) have also been detected in human tears. 
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26/04/2018

Do I personally use “chlorine things”?

You bet you do! You sleep on them (your mattress) and walk on them (your shoe soles).
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26/04/2018

One molecule fits all

Which one chemical is used as a food additive, in the industrial synthesis of PVC window frames and to clean metals? One molecule: hydrochloric acid. Yes, that’s the stuff we also all carry in our stomach to help digest the food that we eat.
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18/04/2018

Vinyl and PVC provide interior design creativity

Decorating your home or business couldn’t be easier thanks to the myriad of design options made possible by “vinyl” or polyvinyl chloride – better known as PVC. Whether you want to cover a floor, finish a ceiling or decorate a wall, there is a vinyl or PVC solution available.
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15/04/2018

Is there a chlorine industry in Europe?

The chlorine producing industry, represented by its federation Euro Chlor, is active in not less than twenty-one countries!  
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15/04/2018

Magnesium sports wheels on your car are chlorine things!

You would never have thought that sports wheels on your car may originate from the Dead Sea or the Great Salt Lake.
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09/04/2018

Global chlor-alkali conference due in 2018

IHS Markit event in September will discuss new Opportunities for the Global Chlor-Alkali Industry
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04/04/2018

Titanium dioxide: the whitest white

Titanium dioxide, a white pigment that is found in many household items, is produced using chlorine chemistry. In fact it is considered to be one of the ‘whitest’ materials known to man. 
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30/03/2018

Can pavements clean the air around you?

A recent demonstration project carried out in the Netherlands showed that streets where pavements were treated with the pigment “titanium dioxide”, which is produced using chlorine chemistry, showed decreased smog levels compared to streets with normal pavements...
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30/03/2018

Quantum dots for LEDs

You know light-emitting diodes or, like usually called, LEDs. They are often used in pocket lamps, home lighting systems and even car lights...
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26/03/2018

Euro Chlor is on the move

New home in Brussels as of January 2019
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18/03/2018

How do you make chlorine?

Theoretically, making chlorine is quite simple. All you need is water, salt, two conducting electrodes and electrons. That’s electricity, of course, and this electrochemical process is called electrolysis.
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18/03/2018

They are working with salt, water and electrons

Yes indeed, in Europe alone, 34 companies at 68 manufacturing sites are working with water, salt and electrons. They are the chlor-alkali industry!  
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18/02/2018

230 years young and still going strong: chlorinated bleach disinfectant

Bleach, hypo, eau de Javel. Three names for the same chlorine thing that is one of the most efficient bacteria killers: sodium hypochlorite...
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30/01/2018

Chlorine use helps protecting marine ecosystems

The use of ballast water in stabilization of cargo ships is essential for safe and efficient marine transportation. Sea water is taken up into a ballast tank when a ship’s cargo is unloaded, and discharged when the ships are re-loaded with goods. This action brings unwanted species into a different ecosystem.
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30/01/2018

Power from the sun

Among 21st century energy resources, renewable solar energy is growing in importance. Solar energy panels are becoming common sights across the landscape, powering everything from traffic lights to art installations and even aircraft...
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22/01/2018

New document on health aspects of electromagnetic fields

New Euro Chlor FOCS on EMFs out now
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30/10/2017

Around the world on pure light

After watching birds and dreaming of flight for centuries, mankind first took to the skies in the early 20th century. Over a hundred years later, advances in technology have meant that we can now even fly on pure solar power.
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02/10/2017

Welcoming the ’17 Successes’

New initiative celebrates chlor-alkali's role in Europe's success at work
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18/09/2017

2017 Euro Chlor Industry Review out now

New interactive review introduces the '17 Successes'
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30/08/2017

Chlorine’s role in water purity

Due to its limited supply, access to clean water is becoming increasingly difficult. The United Nations Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) estimates that almost 900 million people do not have enough fresh water to meet their daily needs...
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30/07/2017

Platinum/chlorine compound fights cancer

Cisplatin is used to treat certain cancers that have spread through the body. The heart of the molecule is a platinum atom with two chlorine atoms as its important helping hands.
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30/06/2017

Prevention is the best cure: chlorine chemistry fights malaria

Many of the most common preventative anti-malarial drugs used in the global fight against malaria are chlorinated compounds. These molecules save the lives of hundreds of thousands every year.
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29/05/2017

Sustainable chlorine production in the spotlight at Technical Conference

Technical Conference and Exhibition shares developments in health, safety and environmental protection.
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05/05/2017

New presentation on chloro alkane composition

Sector group video to help authorities understand these versatile chemicals
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01/05/2017

Did you say water, salt and electrons?

In a chlorine production unit, they start with water and add salt to it. Salt from the salt mines, sometimes also salt obtained by evaporation of sea and salt lake water. So we make brine.
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30/04/2017

Walking comfortably on chlorine chemistry

There is a good chance that some of the floors of your house or office will be covered with products such as PVC or nylon that are made using chlorine chemistry, and designed to improve comfort and convenience of your home.
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30/04/2017

For road de-icing or in sports drinks: calcium chloride helps

A compound in the same chemical family as kitchen salt performs similar tasks for us, but can also do a lot more than that. Of course it helps for de-icing roads, but it’s also found in sports drinks. And it makes swimming pool water less aggressive to the concrete construction.
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30/04/2017

Chlorine chemistry keeps wind turbine blades turning

At the end of 2012 Europe had 106 gigawatts (GW) of installed wind turbine capacity – enough to produce 231 terawatts of electricity in a normal year or 7% of Europe’s needs ...
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30/04/2017

Fertilizers, deodorant and waste water treatment have them in common: metal chlorides

Potassium chloride (chemical formula KCl), which is found in nature in the form of white or colourless crystals, is used in medicine, scientific applications and food processing...
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30/04/2017

Just glue your house together

These versatile materials can bind to a variety of materials including plastics, metal, glass and concrete, and are seal gaps for protection against damage form dirt or water...
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30/04/2017

Safe water and electricity delivered to your home

It is a very durable, long-lasting material that does not need to be replaced frequently making it ideal for the manufacture of underground pipes...
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15/04/2017

The tough fight against hospital superbugs and food poisoning

Chlorine-based bleaches, or hypochlorites, have powerful antimicrobial properties that are used for disinfecting surfaces, floors and instruments in hospital and food preparation areas. They are cheap and simple to use: diluted solutions of bleach kill bacteria and viruses and can be sprayed or wiped over almost any surface requiring sterilisation.
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31/03/2017

New Video on chlor-alkali for Europe in 2017

Chairman and director describe contribution and challenges facing the industry
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30/03/2017

Get a good night’s rest on chlorine chemistry

We spend around a third of our lives in bed. Over an average lifespan, that’s about 25 years! Sleeping well while we are in bed has been shown to dramatically improve our health and mood. Key to getting a good night’s rest is the mattress that we lie on.
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30/03/2017

Helping the Police with Chlorine Chemistry

Aramid fibres are made using chlorine chemistry, and are best known for their use in bullet-proof and stab-proof protective armour used by people working in law enforcement and the military...
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30/03/2017

Put some algae-diesel in your tank

Engineers of the company GF Piping Systems have exploited the ideal transparency and long lifetime of the PVC material that allows mass growth of algae...
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28/03/2017

Major milestone for Euro Chlor biocides process

Decision to approve disinfectants and product registrations begin
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18/03/2017

Are you sitting comfortably?

Polyurethane (PU) is an amazing material which has many applications in the modern world. PU is formed in a complex chemical reaction in which chlorine chemistry plays a vital role.
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15/03/2017

Zeise’s salt could be a cancer fighter

A new family of chlorinated substances has shown potential for enhancing the chemical battle against cancer...
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01/03/2017

Euro Chlor expands communications activities to Facebook

New presence on world's largest social media platform
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22/02/2017

Global chlor-alkali conference due in 2017

IHS Markit event in September will discuss new Opportunities for the Global Chlor-Alkali Industry
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15/02/2017

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In a chlorine production unit, they start with water and add salt to it. Salt from the salt mines, sometimes also salt obtained by evaporation of sea and salt lake water...
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15/02/2017

PVC bags widely used for blood bags and infusions

From the fifties on, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) has been a widely selected material to pack blood and blood products in. Also, many other medicinal liquids (infuses) are kept in this material. Why?
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14/02/2017

Killing bacteria the soft way: with chlorinated silk!

American and Indian scientists have developed a modified ordinary silk tissue that kills disease-causing bacteria in minutes, and even the armour-coated spores of microbes such as the highly dangerous anthrax! This research was in fact triggered by the search for a defense against bacterial warfare, used in the past by terrorists...
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14/02/2017

Euro Chlor at SETAC 2017 in Brussels

Euro Chlor present at international environmental conference.
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02/02/2017

2017 Mercury Workshop a success!

Euro Chlor members meet to share experiences on safe mercury phase out.
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23/01/2017

Want windows that clean themselves?

Self-cleaning windows can save you a lot of work and they are made using chlorine chemistry.
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18/01/2017

Findings of more than 140 recent scientific studies collated

The real impact of water chlorination on human health. Euro Chlor has published a new title in its series of Science Dossiers: “Human health aspects of halogenated organic by-products from use of active chlorine”. This dossier reviews the health implications of the by-products formed during current, non-reagent uses of active chlorine solutions (e.g. as a biocide).
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10/01/2017

New Euro Chlor Science Publication on Human Health

New dossier summarises current scientific research on disinfection by-products and their implications
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24/10/2016

Chairman interviewed in Dutch Chemistry Magazine

Article for VNCI magazine details the challenges our industry is facing on energy
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12/09/2016

Dieter Schnepel (DOW) new Euro Chlor Chairman

The Euro Chlor General Assembly has confirmed Dieter Schnepel (DOW) as new Chairman of Euro Chlor
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27/05/2016

New Euro Chlor Science Publication on Research Integrity

New FOCS document describes how to ensure that research remains free from influence during its transition from the lab to policy.
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06/05/2016

Mercury Workshop set for June 2016

Euro Chlor will hold an international workshop on 28/ 29 June 2016 to share experience on safe mercury phase out.
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04/04/2016

New Euro Chlor Science Publication on Passive Sampling

New FOCS document describes how sampling method can assist in industry efforts to maintain environmental quality.
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25/03/2016

Euro Chlor at SETAC 2016 in Nantes

Euro Chlor present at international environmental conference.
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04/03/2016

New Video on Euro Chlor activities in safety and sustainability

Euro Chlor has published a new video on industry efforts to build on our progress in promoting a health, safe and sustainable chlor-alkali sector.
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29/01/2016

The challenge of marine plastic litter: upcoming conference 16-17 march 2016.

Upcoming conference to address challenge of marine litter.
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04/01/2016

Chlorine group expands with new element, number 117

A new element has been confirmed as ready for naming for 2016 with the official recognition of element 117.
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09/10/2015

New Industry Annual Review Released

Euro Chlor, representing the European Chlor-Alkali industry, has released a new Industry Review. It is available on the Federation’s website.
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16/07/2015

The competitiveness of Energy Intensive Industries is a pre-condition for EU growth

Energy Intensive Industries, including the chlorine industry, are voicing concern about their capacity to remain competitive and attract investment in Europe following the publication of the Commission’s proposal for the reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). We call on EU policy makers to ensure that the post-2020 carbon leakage provisions fully offset direct and indirect costs at the level of best performers with no cross sectoral correction factor
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09/07/2015

Open Statement to the European Commission

Euro Chlor actively supports the statement that The Competitiveness of Energy Intensive Industries is a pre-condition to EU growth
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01/07/2015

Dolf van Wijk new Executive Director of Euro Chlor

Dolf van Wijk has been appointed Executive Director of the Euro Chlor Federation as from July 1st, 2015
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05/02/2015

Euro Chlor Director Dolf van Wijk Managing Director of global chlorine industry network

World Chlorine Council continues to focus on safety and sanitation
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24/03/2014

The benefits of chlorine chemistry derived products

By launching a completely new website about the many advantages and benefits of chlorine-based chemistry, the Euro Chlor Federation reinforces its communication illustrating the unique position of chlorine as a base chemical.
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29/01/2014

Commission recognises competitive threats to chlorine industry

The Commission concludes: “Electricity price is a crucial driver for chlorine production costs, affecting the competitiveness of the industry”.
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27/09/2013

Chlorinated Paraffins REACH Consortium objects to testing proposal

In an Open Letter, the MCCP REACH Consortium members, supported by the Chlorinated Paraffins Sector Group of Euro Chlor (Brussels), have significant objections to the proposed studies.
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23/09/2013

Chlorine Ecoprofile published

On behalf of Euro Chlor, a specialised external consultant has prepared an eco-profile of the chlor-alkali main products (chlorine, caustic soda, hydrogen and hypochlorite).
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17/09/2013

9th Technology Conference & Exhibition

1-3 April 2014 - Madrid. Sharing best practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Protection
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02/05/2013

Produce your own chlorine!

Perform your own electrolysis. My own WHAT? Well, electrolysis: it's a chemical reaction between the electrons of electric current and the ions of a dissolved substance.
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29/04/2013

New video on key Euro Chlor issues

A video discussion about what really matters for the chlorine industry.
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25/09/2012

The new Euro Chlor corporate identity

Euro Chlor has changed its logo. The change goes far beyond just a change of logo: there is a whole new corporate identity which has been presented during the Annual General Meeting in Berlin. Please find hereafter some more details and a clickable link to the new Design Manual.
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17/09/2012

Andreas Amling (Bayer MaterialScience) new Euro Chlor Chairman

The Management Committee of Euro Chlor has elected Andreas Amling, Senior Vice President of Bayer MaterialScience, as its new Chairman.
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02/07/2012

Sébastien Gallet new Euro Chlor manager for chlorinated solvents

As from July 1st 2012, Sébastien Gallet joined the Euro Chlor staff as sector group manager of the European Chlorinated Solvent Association ECSA.
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29/02/2012

Indian Chlor-Alkali industry joins World Chlorine Council

The Alkali Manufacturers’ Association of India (AMAI) has officially joined the World Chlorine Council, the special signing ceremony having recently taken place in New Delhi on February 16. This means the WCC membership now covers more than 90 per cent of the world’s installed chlorine production capacity.
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25/10/2011

Chinese Chlor-Alkali Industry joins World Chlorine Council

The World Chlorine Council’s Governing Council, Management Committee and associated working groups held their annual meeting mid-October in Shanghai. In a special ceremony, the Chinese chlorine industry association officially joined the WCC as associate member.
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14/09/2011

Euro Chlor continues and refines its Sustainability Programme

The European chlor-alkali industry has decided to continue its Sustainability Programme, although in a refined way. In 2001, the chlor-alkali industry was one of the first industrial sectors deploying a sustainability programme that monitors and reports on relevant parameters in the fields of health, safety and environmental protection. The new Programme will also focus on communication and outreach.
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14/09/2011

Fundamentally strong – up to a point

Euro Chlor has just presented its new Chlorine Industry Review. It gives an overview of the most important dossiers the federation has been working on in the past eighteen months, presents the progress achieved in the sectoral sustainability programme and lists detailed data on the chlor-alkali sector in Europe.
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13/09/2011

Michael Träger (VESTOLIT) re-elected as Euro Chlor Chairman

The Euro Chlor Management Committee re-elected Michael Träger, Managing Director and CEO of VESTOLIT GmbH &Co KG, as Chairman for a new one year term.
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10/08/2011

New Chlor-Alkali Industry Review released

New Chlor-Alkali Industry Review released Brussels, 27 September 2010. Euro Chlor, representing the European Chlor-Alkali industry, has presented its new Chlorine Industry Review at the occasion of its Annual General Meeting. It gives an overview of the most important dossiers the federation has been working on in the past eighteen months, presents the progress achieved in the sectoral sustainability programme and lists detailed data on the chlor-alkali sector in Europe.
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10/08/2011

REACH: all substances managed by Euro Chlor registered in time

Brussels, 2 December 2010. Euro Chlor, representing the European Chlor-Alkali industry, confirms that the REACH registration of all substances the federation manages under the umbrella of ReachCentrum has been concluded before the first major deadline of December 1st, 2010.
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10/08/2011

Classification and labelling recommendations from Euro Chlor available

Brussels, 25 November 2010. Euro Chlor, representing the European Chlor-Alkali industry, and the relevant REACH consortia have prepared industry recommendations for the classification and labelling of the chlor-alkali substances. These can be found on the Euro Chlor website.
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05/08/2011

What are the health consequences of long-term mercury exposure?

Euro Chlor has finalised a scientific publication on the health effects of long-term, low to moderate exposure to metallic mercury. Currently in Europe less than one third of chlorine production is still based on mercury technology, with a view to phase this out completely by 2020. During this transition period, Euro Chlor contributes to ensure high workplace health standards based on research.
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05/08/2011

What you should know about dioxins – Information Sheet

Euro Chlor, representing the European Chlor-Alkali industry, has edited an Information Sheet on dioxins. It is available on the Federation’s website.
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22/09/2010

Michael Träger (VESTOLIT) new Euro Chlor Chairman

Brussels, 22 September 2010. At its recent Annual General Meeting, the Management Committee of Euro Chlor, representing the European Chlor-Alkali industry, elected a new Chairman. Michael Träger, Managing Director and COO of VESTOLIT GmbH &Co KG, took over this function from Filipe Constant (Solvay) for a one year period.
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10/05/2010

Euro Chlor publishes dossier on the environmental safety of halogenated organic by-products from active chlorine use

Euro Chlor has published a new title in its series of Science Dossiers: “Environmental safety of halogenated by-products from use of active chlorine”. This dossier reviews the nature and environmentally relevant properties of the by-products formed during current, non-reagent uses of active chlorine solutions.
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