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Continental Steel and the Chlor-Alkali Industry

Posted by Don Ascione on February 23, 2015


It might not be a household name, but the global chlor-alkali industry is a critical part of modern manufacturing. At its most basic, chlor-alkali production is a process by which electrolysis is used to turn sodium chloride (saltwater/brine) into two byproducts: chlorine, and sodium hydroxide. In fact, the chlor-alkali process is responsible for 95% of the world’s chlorine and 100% of sodium hydroxide production.

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Topics: Continental Chemical, industries, chemical industries, chlor-alkali,

OCTGs and the World of Oil Exploration

Posted by Don Ascione on October 20, 2014

Everything that makes modern life possible including transportation, refrigeration, manufacturing, and even the device you are using to read this blog, could not function without a constant supply of gas and oil. In 2013, the world consumed a staggering 91 million barrels-a-day, with the United States leading the way with 18.5 million barrels used.

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Topics: Oil Country Tubular Goods, OCTG, OIl Country, Continental Chemical

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