Press Releases

10/08/2012

July 2012 Chlorine Production

The July European chlorine production reached 824,253 tonnes.
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26/07/2012

Dichloromethane confirmed as readily biodegradable

A new study conducted by ECSA on biodegradation of dichloromethane in a closed bottle test according to OECD guidelines resulted in this finding. The study was required after an international agreement was reached this year by the OECD Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme on the hazard assessment of dichloromethane, leading to intense discussions on the available data on biodegradation for the substance.
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11/07/2012

June 2012 Chlorine Production

In June the European chlorine production fell to 760,761 tonnes.
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12/06/2012

May 2012 Chlorine Production

In May the European chlorine production stood at 828,847 tonnes.
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11/05/2012

April 2012 Chlorine Production

In April the European chlorine production reached 834,083 tonnes.
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20/04/2012

First two REACH substances passed OECD Chemicals Assessment

The European Chlorinated Solvent Association (ECSA) welcomes the international agreement reached by the OECD Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme on the hazard assessment of dichloromethane and carbon tetrachloride.
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12/04/2012

March 2012 Chlorine Production

In March the European chlorine production reached 856,659 tonnes.
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13/03/2012

February 2012 Chlorine Production

In February the European chlorine production reached 748,610 tonnes.
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10/02/2012

January 2012 Chlorine Production

In January 2012 the European chlorine production stood at 840,605 tonnes. With 27,116 tonnes, the January average daily production was 10% higher than in the previous month (December 2011: 24,644 tonnes), but 2.3% lower than in January 2011 (27,760 tonnes).
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12/01/2012

December 2011 Chlorine Production

In December, the European chlorine production stood at 763,911 tonnes. With 24,642 tonnes, the December average daily production was 3.3% lower than in the previous month (November 2011: 25,475 tonnes), and 5.5% lower than in December 2010 (26,076 tonnes).
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