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OWI Chlor Alkali is committed to providing you with powerful and timely insights and how they affect the industrial chemical market. Below is a repository of alerts we’ve shared.

As most of you probably know, Mike Hurley, Senior Vice President of Old World Industries - Chemical Division, passed away on February 27, 2020 at the age of 62. To many of us, Mike was so much more than a boss. He was a leader, a mentor and more than anything, a friend. His generosity and his willingness to help, regardless of how tired he was from all of the travel he did, were traits we will always remember and admire. Not sure there is anyone in the world who could step into the enormous shoes he’s left behind, but Mike always said he had the best team in the industry and we are going to work hard to live up to that praise and carry on his legacy of passionately fighting on behalf of the customer. With that, let’s turn to the one thing Mike loved more than anything, aside from his family of course, Caustic!!!! Read More
We know it has been a while since we last posted, but there has been a lot of uncertainty in the market and now that the picture has cleared up a bit, we would like to give you an idea of where the dust has settled. Despite multiple price increase announcements for Q3 and Q4 and more likely in Q1 2020, pricing has continued to drift south and drift south in a hurry. Read More
Trade tensions, soft vehicle sales and a construction slowdown dent manufacturing orders. Factories have shifted into low gear after a year of record output and big job gains, putting additional pressure on a U.S. economy that already is expected to grow more slowly this year. American consumers and companies are buying fewer cars, trucks and tractors and building fewer houses. That, in turn, is weighing on demand for wheels and steel parts, washing machines and paint. Read More
May 21, 2019 7:58 AM ET|About: Alcoa Corporation (AA)|By: Carl Surran Norsk Hydro (OTCQX:NHYDY) says a Brazilian federal court has lifted the Read More
2018 was an interesting year for the North American Caustic Soda market and we would like to take a look back at what happened, why it happened and what is developing so far in 2019. According to the Chlorine Institute, there were 13,098,134 DST of caustic soda produced in 2018, up 38,230 DST from 2017 and up 244,244 from 2016. Read More
The favored “all knowing Index” has made an attempt to redefine "Supply and Demand”.  Results are in for 2018 -- "Spot Caustic" down $150 PDST- Read More
As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to take a step back and review the events of the last few months and in particular, the last 2-3 weeks.  The 2019 Read More
Aluminum prices plunge after Norsk Hydro (OTCQX:NHYDY) says it was granted a permit in Brazil to use new technology to extend the life of a disposal Read More
FLORIDA -- Hurricane Michael is threatening more than 300 miles of the Gulf Coast, prompting emergency declarations in more than 100 counties from Mobile, Alabama through the Florida Panhandle and into the state's Big Bend region. Read More
Click on the videos below for a live look at the storm's impact in North and South Carolina.Note: Surf cams may experience sporadic technical Read More
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