11 December 2008 21:26 [Source: ICIS news]
However, imports in October were up by 17% from 151,924 tonnes one year earlier, the government said.
US caustic imports in January-October were 1.52m tonnes, up by 22% from 1.25m tonnes in the same period of 2007.
US caustic soda producers include Olin, Georgia Gulf, Formosa Plastics, PPG Industries, Shintech, Occidental Chemical, Dow Chemical and Bayer.
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