Western European demand for chlorine is rising. In the first nine months of 1994, production reached 6.1 million tonnes, 5% up on the previous year. The upward trend is predicted to continue in line with the economic upswing. Euro Chlor, the industry's European trade body, attributes the growth mainly to higher demand for plastics - PVC, polyurethanes, epoxy and silicones.
In a recent industry newsletter, Euro Chlor's new Executive Direc