Plant Outages Plague Sodium Hydroxide

April 21, 2022

Unplanned and planned plant outages have been plaguing the Sodium Hydroxide market. Most recently, disasters at two Chlor-alkali producers are causing ripples.

A chlorine leak and fire in a Plaquemine, LA plant did not result in any injuries but has disrupted production at a major Chlor-alkali producer. They have declared Force Majeure as of today.

Another producer plant in Baytown, TX had a major power outage that has caused substantial damage. They have subsequently declared Force Majeure and issued price increases.

For more information on how this may affect your Sodium Hydroxide supply or price, reach out to a representative.