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Clorosur Regional Report Management Committee Team Meeting The Houstonian Hotel Houston, Texas USA Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Martim Afonso Penna, Clorosur.

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1 Clorosur Regional Report Management Committee Team Meeting The Houstonian Hotel Houston, Texas USA Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Martim Afonso Penna, Clorosur

2 2  Technology Mercury Asbestos diaphragm  Clorosur activities  Safety Transportation  Remarks Content

3 3 Technology - Mercury  Minamata Convention on Mercury – Cooperation and Coordination with Stockholm Convention – Bilateral Cooperation Brazil x Sweden – Workshop April 24, 2014.  UNEP Sub-regional Workshop for South American Countries Implementation of the Minamata Convention – September 3-7, 2014. Clorosur presentation on Mercury Management in the Chlor Alkali Industry.  Preparatory Meeting to INC6 called by the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil – September 29, 2014  Uruguay is the first country in South America to ratify the Minamata Convention.

4 4  Current status  Constitutionality of the Law authorizing the use of chrysotile been questioned At the Federal Supreme Court (Brazil) No other news Technology – Asbestos diaphragm

5 5 Clorosur activities

6 6 IX TECHNICAL SEMINAR - Draft Agenda Nov. 13, 2014 – Morning: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM 08:00 AM – 08:30 AMInscriptionsTour of the Table-Top Expo 08:30 AM – 08:45 AMOpen sessionAníbal do Vale, President, CLOROSUR 08:45 AM – 09:15 AMMinamata Mercury Convention - INC 6 FeedbackBrazilian Environmental Ministry (MMA) 09:15 AM – 09:40 AMMembrane Cells New zero-gap technology / nx-BiTAC / CECDENORA 09:40 AM – 10:05 AMElectrolyzers TechnologiesBLUESTAR 10:05 AM – 10:35 AMCoffee Break and Tour of the Table-Top Expo 10:35 AM – 11:00 AMElectrolyzers TechnologiesUHDENORA 11:00 AM – 11:25 AMElectrolyzers TechnologiesCHLORINE ENGINEERS 11:25 AM – 11:50 PMElectrolyzers TechnologiesINEOS 11:50 AM – 12:15 PMBNDES – Brazilian Economic and Social Development BankFINANCING ALTERNATIVES 12:15 PM – 02:00 PMLunch and Tour of the Table-Top Expo Nov. 13, 2014 – Afternoon: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM 02:00 PM – 02:25 PMMembranesASAHI GLASS COMPANY 02:25 PM – 02:50 PMMembranesDUPONT 02:50 PM – 03:15 PMDIAPHRAGM CELLS – Monitoring System - Case BRASKEMDENORA 03:15 PM – 03:40 PMEngineering and Construction CONVE & AVS Inc 03:40 PM – 04:15 PMEquipment ManufacturePOWELL 04:15 PM – 04:45 PMCoffee Break and Tour of the Table-Top Expo 04:45 PM – 05:10 PMMaterials and Supplies WL GORE 05:10 PM – 05:35 PMMaterials and SuppliesPRINCE RUBBER & PLASTICS CO., INC 05:35 PM – 06:00 PMEnvironmental Solutions ECON INDUSTRIES 06:00 PM – 06:30 PMWrap up 07:00 PM – 09:30 PM – Dinner

7 7 Safety Transportation  Simulated accident in caustic transportation gathers Dow and the carrier Concordia – September 12, 2014, in Salvador/Bahia/Brazil. Participation of the Fire Department, Civil Defense, Highway Police Patrol, Dow’s Medical Team, Community Members and the Salvador city government representatives, in addition to ABICLOR Associates and Guests. View of the workshop on Sept 11The truck driver with a shovel to contain the product leaked

8 8 Remarks  Abiclor retained the Brazilian Institute of Economics Research Foundation to prepare two studies:  One regarding the contribution to the country of the Chlor-alkali industry in terms of economic and social development  The other analyzing the negative impact of the price of electrical energy in Chlor-alkali production and in the attraction of new investments to the sector

9 9 Thank you! www.clorosur.org www.abiclor.com.br www.twitter.com/abiclor www.youtube.com/abiclor


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