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What is the Chlorine Institute?

The Chlorine Institute (CI) founded in 1924, is a technical trade association of companies that are involved in the safe production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides and sodium hypochlorite, and the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride.

Chlorine chemistry plays a critical role in meeting some of our most basic needs. Chlorine chemistry enables scientists to pioneer advances in modern medicine and renewable energy. It helps protect American soldiers and police officers. Chlorine chemistry transforms public health hazards like drinking water and swimming pools, into modern day conveniences.
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The Chlorine Institute exists to support the chlor-alkali industry and serve the public by fostering continuous improvements to safety and the protection of human health and the environment connected with the production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides, and sodium hypochlorite, and the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride.

Latest News

CI/ACC Pool Chemical Safety Video Earns a "Telly" Award
Pool Chemical Safety, an instructional safety video for pool professionals and homeowners developed jointly by The Chlorine Institute and the American Chemistry Council, with expert input at from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has won a prestigious Bronze Telly for Non-Broadcast Safety. Click here for the full release.

IHS and The Chlorine Institute Enter Strategic Partnership to Provide Safety and Technical Materials
IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced a new partnership agreement with The Chlorine Institute (CI), adding CI's safety and technical publications to be accessible globally via the IHS content platforms. Click here to read the full press release.

New C-Kit Video Now Available Online
The new Emergency Kit "C" Instructional Video is now available for viewing via online streaming. You can view it HERE. This new version of the video includes how to apply the C-Kit on traditional valve systems and the newer dual-valve systems. A physical DVD, with both the full-length and segmented videos, can be purchased from the CI bookstore.

Newly Released B-Kit Instruction Booklet Now Available
The Emergency Preparedness Issue Team has released the latest version of Instruction Booklet: Chlorine Institute Emergency Kit “B” for Chlorine Ton Containers (IB/B). Instructions on how to apply both the current and previous kit devices of Emergency Kit “B” are included. In addition, depictions of commonly used optional devices were added to this edition and numerous editorial revisions were made. The companion video will be filmed in April and should be released by year’s end. Please visit the CI website at https://bookstore.chlorineinstitute.org to download or order Edition 11 of CI Instruction Booklet-B.

Newly Released C-Kit Instruction Booklet Now Available
The Emergency Preparedness Issue Team has released the latest version of Instruction Booklet: Chlorine Institute Emergency Kit “C” for Chlorine Tank Cars & Tank Trucks.  This edition, features pictures of new dual valve arrangements, detailed instructions on how to apply the C-kit to different valve styles, and a summary of Emergency Kit “C” design changes through the years.  The companion video is in the final approval stage and should be released soon.  To download your free copy today, visit our bookstore, https://bookstore.chlorineinstitute.org.

JJ Hiemenz of Dow receives 2014 Pete Mayo Award at CI's Annual Meeting
James (JJ) Hiemenz, Chlor-Alkali Global Technology Leader in the Chlor-Vinyl Technology Center at the Dow Chemical Company in Plaquemine, LA, received The Chlorine Institute's 2014 Peter M. Mayo Award at the Institute's 90th Anniversary dinner held last night at the World War II Museum in New Orleans. Read more.