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ALTIVIA Expands Capacity for Specialty Chemicals

(Houston)--ALTIVIA announced the completion of a new multipurpose production unit at its Phosgene Derivatives Unit at La Porte, Texas. This new facility will result in a 30% increase in capacity for the production of acid chlorides and chloroformates.

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ALTIVIA Appoints Russ Herman as Commercial Manager

Houston – (July 9, 2018) ALTIVIA today announced that it has appointed Russ Herman as Commercial Manager of its Aromatics business. He will be responsible for the sales and marketing of Phenol, Acetone, Alpha-Methylstyrene and Bisphenol-A produced at ALTIVIA’s Petrochemical Complex located in Haverhill, Ohio.

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ALTIVIA Houston-Area Plants: Status Update

To Our Customers,

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ALTIVIA Appoints Frank Hayes as Chief Financial Officer

(Houston)--ALTIVIA today announced that Frank J. Hayes will join the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective October 3, 2016. Hayes will replace the company’s current CFO, Fred Stahelin, who is retiring after 16 years of service with the company.

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Safe Water Drinking Act

The Safe Water Drinking Act (SWDA) was passed by Congress in 1974 and established regulations to protect the nation’s public drinking water supply. The law was amended in 1986 and 1996.

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Enhanced Coagulation

The United States Environmental Protection Agency introduced enhanced coagulation for the removal of Natural Organic Matter (NOM). NOM in source water will react with disinfectants to produce disinfection byproducts (DBP) that have injurious health effects. Enhanced Coagulation was introduced to reduce the NOM thereby reducing the DBP precursors.

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Reduction in Lead in Drinking Water Act

EPA surface water treatment rule requires 99.9% Giardia removal or inactivation, and at least 99% removal of Cryptosporidium.

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EPA's New Drinking Water Strategy (DWS) - PDF

In March 2010, U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the Agency's new Drinking Water Strategy (DWS) which is aimed at finding ways to strengthen public health protection from contaminants in drinking water.

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Timothy A. Albert Named Plant Manager At ALTIVIA Petrochemical Complex in Haverhill, Ohio

(Houston)--ALTIVIA today announced that Timothy A. Albert has been named plant manager of its Petrochemical Complex in Haverhill, Ohio. Albert will be responsible for the management of the Complex, which produces Phenol, Acetone, Alpha-Methyl Styrene and Bisphenol-A.

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ALTIVIA Expands Phosgene Derivatives Starts Production of Bulk Chloroacetyl Chloride

(Houston)--ALTIVIA announced the completion of facilities at its La Porte, TX manufacturing site to produce Chloroacetyl Chloride. The investment increases ALTIVIA’s capabilities in continuous phosgenation to make chloroformates and acid chlorides. Chloroacetyl Chloride, an important industrial building block in the production of pharmaceuticals and agro chemicals, is now available in bulk from the La Porte facility.

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Tim A. Duhe Joins ALTIVIA as Commercial Director

We are pleased to announce that Tim A. Duhe has joined ALTIVIA as Commercial Director of its Aromatics business. Tim, most recently, was Sulfur Products Sales Manager for Chemours/DuPont. He joined DuPont in 1981 and has held a number of key positions including Global Business Manager for Industrial Polymers, Global Asset Business Manager for Elastomers and Global Purchasing Manager for DuPont’s Nylon business.

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ALTIVIA Petrochemicals, LLC Completes Acquisition of Haverhill Chemicals Phenol-Acetone-AMS-BPA Facilities in Ohio

(Houston)--ALTIVIA Petrochemicals today completed the acquisition of the Haverhill Chemical assets, which produce Phenol, Acetone, Alpha-Methylstyrene (AMS) and BisPhenol-A (BPA). Located on the banks of the Ohio River in Haverhill, Ohio, the assets were formerly operated by Sunoco. ALTIVIA has been preparing the facilities for start up over the past several weeks and the plant will resume operations immediately. Product shipments are expected to begin on November 16.

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(Houston)--ALTIVIA Petrochemicals today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all of Haverhill Chemicals' assets for their Phenol, Acetone, Alpha-Methylstyrene (AMS) and BisPhenol-A (BPA) businesses. The facilities are located on the banks of the Ohio River in Haverhill, Ohio, formerly operated by Sunoco. Haverhill Chemicals filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on September 19. Closing of this transaction, which is subject to approval by the Bankruptcy Court, is expected in October.

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(Houston)--ALTIVIA today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Specialty Phosgene Derivatives business’ assets from Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL). The transaction includes Axiall’s chemical production facilities located in La Porte, Texas. As part of the acquisition, ALTIVIA will hire the 120 employees who operate the facility.

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