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Production joint venture for chlorine/potassium hydroxide solution announced by AkzoNobel and Evonik

Chemical companies AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries are partnering to build and operate a new membrane electrolysis facility in Germany. The joint venture will construct a plant at AkzoNobel's existing site in Ibbenbüren, with an annual capacity of 130,000 metric tons of potassium hydroxide solution and 82,000 metric tons of chlorine. AkzoNobel will handle the commercialisation of chlorine and hydrogen, while Evonik will take over the potassium hydroxide solution. The new plant will use a sustainable process to comply with legislative requirements to stop the use of mercury-based amalgam electrolysis by the end of 2017.

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