Today, ERCO Worldwide's chloralkali
business serves such industries as municipal and industrial water treatment, food processing, fertilizers, agricultural intermediates and oil and gas.
Increase in chloralkali
production across the globe is one among the major factors driving the growth of global industrial salt market worldwide.
The Orica Chemicals business includes chemicals trading businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Latin America and an Australian Chloralkali
manufacturing business, as well as Bronson & Jacobs, a supplier to the food and nutrition and health and personal care industries in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
The transaction includes Orica's chemicals trading operations in Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and the Australian Chloralkali
manufacturing division, as well as food and nutrition and health and personal care sector supplier Bronson & Jacobs, the seller said in its statement.
The sorbent has applications in the recovery of wastewater produced by various industries that release hazardous toxic metals in the environment, including petrochemical (containing chloralkali
unit), plating and electronic industries as well as battery manufacturing, etc.
The capacity being shut down will be replaced with supply from new facilities that will come online in early 2014 with the start-up of the company's chloralkali
joint venture with Japan's Mitsui & Co.
According to predicting the technology of chloralkali
industry's progress and innovation in the future, probably we should be expecting a mix of fuel cell and chloralkali
cell that in fact the fuel cell is like depolarized cathodes which are out of the cell.
Molycorp reported in early October that the chloralkali
plant at its Mountain Pass, California, rare earths operations was mechanically complete and that full-scale commissioning had begun.
Salt suppliers will also benefit from the shale gas drilling boom currently underway in North America, which will boost chloralkali
output in the US and Canada.
More recently, Neil was responsible for Orica's largest and most complex facility worldwide, in Gladstone QLD, producing ammonium nitrate, sodium cyanide and chloralkali
products, and joined Arafura Resources on 1st September 2010.
SRAACL commenced operations as a chloralkali
manufacturer in 1988 and gradually diversified into other business lines.
2006) and current high ambient exposures in China due to mercury mining, ore processing, coal combusion, and chloralkali
plant operations (Chen et al.