Braskem caustic soda operations to run at capacity next week

17 March 2011 21:52  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Braskem’s caustic soda operations in Brazil are expected to be running at full capacity next week, a company source said on Thursday.

Operations were running at 80% capacity as of last week, according to a company source,  because of the power blackout of early February.

Braskem imported caustic soda to make up for lost production, and expects inventories to return to balance in the coming weeks, the source said.

Market sources previously said caustic soda supply and demand were expected to be in delicate balance by April.

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By: Ron Coifman
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