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PPG Commodity Chemicals Business Merger

Effective January 28th, 2013, PPG Industries, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) manufacturer of the Accu-Tab® Chlorination Systems separated from its commodity chemicals business which was then  merged with Georgia Gulf Corporation (Atlanta, GA) to form a  new company, Axiall Corporation.  Axiall is expected to have annual revenues of approximately $5 billion and be the third-largest chlor-alkali producer and second-largest vinyl chloride monomer producer in North America.   

The Accu-Tab calcium hypochlorite tablet chlorination system brands are now part of Axiall Corporation’s Water Treatment business unit.  The calcium hypochlorite management, customer service, sales and technical teams remain unchanged; effective January 28th the chlor-alkali and derivative employees of PPG became employees of Axiall. In addition, the PPG calcium hypochlorite manufacturing plant, including the employees, will now become part of Axiall; the product availability as well as the Accu-Tab distribution and specialist networks remain intact. To learn more about the Accu-Tab chlorination systems click here.  View the official Press Release.

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Cold Comfort

Shovels often go into the ground after Labor Day, that way the new pool is ready for swimmers on Memorial Day. Whether the timetable will be maintained depends on a host of factors, the most variable of which is weather. Except in extreme conditions, pool construction can proceed as long as precautionary measures are taken […]