The Chlorine Institute (CI) founded in 1924, is a not-for-profit 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. Because of chlorine’s nature and its widespread and varied use, the promotion of its safe handling has long been an accepted responsibility of its producers, packagers, distributors and users. The Institute is the focal point for their combined efforts.
The Institute has approximately 200 member companies located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Japan, and other overseas countries.
Why Join CI?
Companies who join the Institute benefit from:
Any company engaged in the production, packaging, distribution or use of chlorine, sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, sodium hypochlorite; the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride; or any company interested in the development and improvement of the chlor-alkali industry is eligible for membership. The four categories of membership are:
North American Producer Membership is open to companies that produce chlorine, caustic soda or caustic potash in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Institute members account for majority of U. S. production of chlorine and related alkali chemicals. The North American Producer members support the Institute with annual dues and assessments based on annual production.
Packager/Bleach Producer Membership is open to any firm or corporation located in North America and engaged in the packaging of chlorine and/or the production of sodium hypochlorite. In addition, Packager and Bleach Producer members support the Institute with annual dues and assessments.
Overseas Producer Membership is open to companies located outside the United States, Canada, and Mexico that produce chlorine, caustic soda or caustic potash.
Associate Membership is open to all other companies with an interest in the chlor-alkali industry, including makers of equipment for producing, handling, shipping, and dispensing chlorine; salt suppliers; chlorine consumers; water and wastewater treatment facilities; pool chlorinators; and designers and builders of chlorine plants.