Caustic soda surging

Viswanathan, Prema
September 2004
Asian Chemical News;9/27/2004, Vol. 10 Issue 462, p22
Trade Publication
Reports on the market performance of chlor-alkali products for the year 2004. Factors behind the price increase of caustic soda; Information on the demand for vinyl chloride in Europe and the U.S.; Reason for the shut down of Formosa Petrochemical Corporation's cracker in Mailiao, Taiwan on September 16; Implication of high ethylene costs for ethylene dichloride producers.


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