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Chlorine Production Expansion Azko Nobel Expands Chlorine Production in Frankfurt/Germany

| Editor: Dominik Stephan

Azko Nobel upgrades its chlorine production facility in Frankfurt/Germany for EUR 140 million with state-of-the-art membrane electrolysis technology.

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"This significant investment in our Frankfurt site - one of the strongest European chemical clusters - will enable us to meet robust customer demand, while improving our eco-footprint," said Rob Frohn, Azko Nobel's Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals. (Picture: Azko Nobel)
"This significant investment in our Frankfurt site - one of the strongest European chemical clusters - will enable us to meet robust customer demand, while improving our eco-footprint," said Rob Frohn, Azko Nobel's Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals. (Picture: Azko Nobel)

Amsterdam/The Netherlands – The company expects a capacity increase of around 50 percent in Frankfurt, improving the total eco-footprint per ton of product will be improved by nearly 30 percent, officials say.

The upgraded facilities are expected to enter operations late 2013 with an expected production volume of 250 kilotons per year (now 165 kilotons).

"This significant investment in our Frankfurt site - one of the strongest European chemical clusters - will enable us to meet robust customer demand, while improving our eco-footprint," said Rob Frohn, the company's Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals. "It is fully aligned with AkzoNobel's Value and Values ambitions as we continue to invest in leadership positions in our traditional markets."

Added Knut Schwalenberg, Managing Director of AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals, which operates the chlor-alkali and chloromethanes operations in Frankfurt: "Converting to the most modern membrane technology available fits perfectly with our sustainability agenda and our highly effective Carbon Policy, which has already received industry recognition. It will also strengthen our expanding chloromethanes business in particular, while significantly increasing capacity at the heart of the German chlor-alkali market and emphasizing our confidence in the market as a whole."

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