16 December 2008 16:48 [Source: ICIS news]
Eka would temporarily stop production at its factory in Mo i ?xml:namespace>
“We see a global decrease in demand for sodium chlorate for pulp bleaching, combined with an escalating cost structure during recent years”, said director of global marketing at Eka Chemicals Lennart Nilsson.
High energy costs were also to blame for the closures.
“We will also make necessary maintenance stops in production after a period of extremely high capacity utilisation at our plants” said Nilsson.
There would be no loss of jobs, with the length of output reductions dependent on the pulp and paper industry market environment.
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