Manufacturing & Applications

“Ongoing and future investments should reflect our confidence that the products and innovations enabled by the chlor-alkali industry are vital for society and create career opportunities in Europe.”

Jürgen Baune, Chairman of the Management Committee

Investments

Member investments demonstrate confidence and create career opportunities in Europe

In the past year, Euro Chlor members have continued to finalise and invest in new technologies and facilities for chlor-alkali and its related downstream products.  These include:

 

 

 

 

 

Chlorine Production 2018 

 

2018 chlorine production was reported at 9,424 kilotonnes, 4.8% below the 2017 level, the lowest production level since 2009. This can be partly explained by the loss of installed capacity due to the mercury phase-out. The utilisation rate was 82.3% compared to 81.4% in 2017.

Production in the EU chemicals sector declined by 0.9% in 2018 (compared to 2017) according to Cefic figures. This means that chlorine production performed worse than the average production of the chemical industry in 2018.

CHLORINE AND CAUSTIC SODA APPLICATIONS 2018  

Chlorine Production Plants 2018 Capacities 

Country Company Site Total (000 tonnes chlorine) Hg D M Others
Austria Donau Chemie Brückl 75 75
Austria Total 75 0 0 75 0
Belgium INOVYN Lillo 500 500
Belgium INOVYN Jemeppe 174 174
Belgium Vynova Tessenderlo * 400 425
Belgium Total 1074 0 0 1099 0
Czech Republic Spolchemie Usti 82 82
Czech Republic Total 82 0 0 82 0
Finland Kemira Joutseno 75 75
Finland Total 75 0 0 75 0
France Vynova Thann 42 42
France VENCOREX Pont de Claix 114 114
France Kem One Fos 333 178 155
France Arkema Jarrie 72 72
France Kem One Lavera 341 341
France Arkema St Auban 20 20
France MSSA Pomblière 42 42
France INOVYN Tavaux 370 370
France PC Loos Loos 35 35
France Total 1370 0 178 1150 42
Germany BASF Ludwigshafen 485
Germany Covestro Dormagen 480 400 80
Germany Covestro Leverkusen 390 390
Germany Covestro Uerdingen 260 234 26
Germany Covestro Brunsbuttel 210 210
Germany Dow Schkopau 261 261
Germany Vinnolit Knapsack 250 250
Germany CABB GmbH Gersthofen 52 52
Germany Dow Stade 1615 1007 608
Germany Neolyse Ibbenbüren GmbH Ibbenbüren 70 70
Germany Nouryon Bitterfeld 99 99
Germany Evonik Industries Lülsdorf 77 77
Germany Nouryon Frankfurt 250 250
Germany INOVYN Rheinberg 220 110 110
Germany VESTOLIT Marl 260 260
Germany Vinnolit Gendorf 180 180
Germany Wacker Chemie Burghausen 55 55
Germany LEUNA Leuna 15 15
Germany Total 5229 0 1117 3235 393
Greece Kapachim Inofita Viotias 10 10
Greece Total 10 0 0 10 0
Hungary Borsodchem Kazincbarcika 480 384 96
Hungary Total 480 0 0 384 96
Ireland MicroBio Fermoy 11 11
Ireland Total 11 0 0 11 0
Italy Altair Chimica Volterra 60 60
Italy Società Chimica Bussi S.p.A. Bussi 18 18
Italy Ing. Luigi Conti Vecchi Assemini 25 25
Italy INOVYN Rosignano 150 150
Italy Halo Industry Spa Torviscosa 24 24
Italy Fater Campochiaro 20 20
Italy Total 297 0 0 297 0
The Netherlands Nouryon Botlek 637 637
The Netherlands Nouryon Delfzijl 121 121
The Netherlands Sabic Bergen op Zoom 89 89
The Netherlands Total 847 0 0 847 0
Norway Borregaard Sarpsborg 41 41
Norway Elkem Bremanger 11 11
Norway INOVYN Rafnes 280 280
Norway Total 332 0 0 332 0
Poland PCC Rokita Brzeg Dolny 210 210
Poland Anwil Wloclawek 195 195
Poland Total 405 0 0 405 0
Portugal Bondalti Estarreja 142 94 48
Portugal Total 142 0 0 94 48
Romania Oltchim Rimnicu Valcea 105 105
Romania Chimcomplex Borzesti 102 102
Romania Total 207 0 0 207 0
Slovak Republic Fortischem Novaky 76 76
Slovak Republic Total 76 0 0 76 0
Slovenia TKI Hrastnik Hrastnik 16 16
Slovenia Total 16 0 0 16 0
Spain Electroquimica Onubense Huelva/Palos 44 44
Spain Ercros Sabinanigo 45 45
Spain Ercros Vilaseca 149 149
Spain Electroquimica de Hernani Hernani 30 30
Spain Biomca Química Santa Cruz de Tenerife 3 3
Spain Quimica del Cinca Monzon 45 45
Spain Total 316 0 0 316 0
Sweden INOVYN Stenungsund 123 123
Sweden Total 123 0 0 123 0
Switzerland CABB AG Pratteln 47 47
Switzerland Total 47 0 0 47 0
UK Runcorn MCP Runcorn 430 430
UK Brenntag Thetford 7 7
UK Industrial Chemicals Ltd West Thurrock 44 44
UK Total 481 0 0 481 0
Grand Total 11693 0 1295 9360 579
Per process 0.0% 11.5% 83.3% 5.2%

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