New Industry Annual Review Released
New Chlor-Alkali Industry Review released
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 year, presents the progress achieved in the sectoral health and sustainability programmes and lists detailed data on the chlor-alkali sector in Europe.
In his introduction, Executive Director Dolf van Wijk states that despite there being real threats to the industry, the sectors previous“flexibility and endurance”as well the chemicals that are “essential building blocks for many of today’s products and for solutions to the world’s challenges [mean that] we can look ahead with confidence”.
Euro Chlor Chairman, Thomas Wehlage at BASF highlights the next phase of the Euro Chlor Safety Initiative as part of the Sustainability Programme. Mr Wehlage noted that “a task force has been set up, composed of HSE experts from a few companies. They have started exchanging experiences on safety performance improvement initiatives and programmes they have launched previously”.
Within the energy arena theEmission Trading Schemedebate has been further discussed recently with conclusions at the European Council being made as of October 2014 that the EU should address the indirect costs of emissions trading to the industry – something which Euro Chlor has welcomed.
The other chapters give anoverview of the main dossiersand issues Euro Chlor recently has been dealing with in the fields of Regulatory Affairs, Competitiveness and Communication & Education.
Finally, the Review shows the latestfigures on chlorine and caustic production and uses, as well as the most important data on the European chlorine producing member companies. The necessary contact addresses and websites complete this interesting publication.
The Chlorine Industry Review can be ordered free of cost at eurochlor [at] cefic.be or consulted and downloaded on the Euro Chlor website.
Dolf van Wijk
Tel: +32 2 676 73 70
Tel. +32 473 83 79 64