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Global Chlor-Alkali Conference 2018

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Introduction to Chlor-Alkali

Training Workshop | Tuesday, 11 September | 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
A brand new training workshop will precede the conference on Tuesday 11th September.

All delegates will receive:

  • Networking opportunities, including continental breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon breaks and evening reception
  • A color printed copy of the presentations in a workbook
  • Certificates of course completion (upon request)

This workshop will cover:

  • Process Technology
    • How are chlor-alkali chemicals made? Chlorine and caustic, KOH, Hydrochloric acid, and bleach.
    • Environmental trends: Membrane v. diaphragm v. mercury cell technology – what does the world use now and why; what will happen in the future?
  • Process Technology – Chlor-alkali Installations
  • Chlor-alkali Economics
    • Regional energy costs
    • Chlor-alkali manufacturing cost structures: by technology, by region
    • Global cost curves, regional competitiveness
    • ECU valuation: What is it and how does it impact the market?
    • Why do Ethylene and PVC integration matter: asset-share economics
  • The Chlor-alkali Market: An Overview of Demand, Supply and Trade
    • Chlorine and caustic derivatives: End uses and use factors
    • Global and regional market overviews: Supply region
  • Tableau Exercise
    • Team challenge on supply, demand and economics
  • The Chlor-alkali Market: An Overview of Demand, Supply and Trade
    • Global and regional market overviews: demand by region
    • Regional growth factors: What segments make up demand by region and what drives the segment growth?
    • Caustic soda trade
    • What impacts trade routes? Why do some things move intercontinentally, but others don’t?
    • Freight costs, tariffs and other factors.
    • Chlorine equivalents trade
    • How is chlorine moved, where does it go, and what factors are involved in trade?
  • Pricing
    • What factors set chlor-alkali prices: Regional and global considerations that impact caustic soda, chlorine and hydrochloric acid
    • ECU price cycles
  • Nick Kovics, Executive Director, Inorganics, IHS Markit
  • Dr. Adrian Schervan, Head of Global Sales, Thyssenkrupp-Uhde and Nicolas Stoeckel, Head of Technology Center Basic Chemicals, Covestro
  • Hazel A.B. Kreuz, Executive Director, Global Chlor-Alkali/Vinyls Market Advisory Services, IHS Markit
  • Catherine Webster, Senior Analyst Chlor Alkali, IHS Markit
  • Eddie Kok, Executive Director, Inorganics (Global Vinyls), IHS Markit
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