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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.

Technical Services

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

Open Position: Project Engineer
The Chlorine Institute is seeking a project engineer to support facilitation of the chlor-alkali industry’s safety advancement initiatives in the areas of health, environment, safety, transportation, bulk storage and emergency preparedness. This position invites you to practice your technical skills while providing many opportunities to network and learn from experts throughout the chlor-alkali industry, including major chemical companies. More information...

Registration Now Open for 2015 Packaging/Sodium Hypochlorite Seminar!
Register NOW for the 2015 Packaging/Sodium Hypochlorite Workshop/Seminar scheduled for November 9-10, 2015 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville TN. More information...

PTC Delays Could Impact Entire Chlor-Alkali Supply Chain
Implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) is required on all passenger rail lines and all mainlines on which Toxic Inhalation Hazard material (TIH) is transported by a December 31, 2015, as mandated by the Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008. According to their own estimates, the railroads are not expected to have fully-functional PTC systems by that time. Read more...

New Edition of PPE Pamphlet 65 Available
Pamphlet 65, Personal Protective Equipment For Chlor-Alkali Chemicals, has been updated and is available in the bookstore. This edition was updated to include new guidance on the use of contact lenses. Additionally, guidance on exposure limits, respiratory protection, and maintenance of PPE was expanded.  Pictures and examples of levels of PPE and types of respirators were also included.