Chlorine in its elemental form is highly reactive and thus mostly consumed as it is produced. This consumption pattern is in stark contrast to caustic soda, which is easily stored and transported making it a fully fungible commodity. When demand growth for caustic soda outpaces demand growth for chlorine, chlor-alkali producers look for additional outlets of incremental chlorine production in order to satisfy caustic soda demand. This presentation provides insight into the various chlorine derivatives that can provide the needed incremental chlorine consumption.
Vice President, Inorganics, IHS Markit
Chuck is the business leader for the Inorganics group, which covers the Chlor-Alkali, Vinyls, Soda Ash, and Bleaching Chemicals areas. Mr. Carr joined IHS Markit in 2006 and was previously Sr. Director Global Olefins. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Mr. Carr had a 21 year career with Total Petrochemicals USA with experience in refinery engineering/operations, purchasing, plastics logistics, and olefins commercial activities.