China’s Jiangxi Copper runs sulphuric acid plant at 100%

07 December 2011 10:01  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jiangxi Copper is running its 2.2m tonne/year sulphuric acid plant in Jiangxi province, the company source said on Wednesday.

The company lowered the run rates at the plant to 50% capacity and raised the operating rates on 5 December, the source added.

“We lowered the operating rate to 50% for maintenance on 1 November because of the falling prices of copper and weakening domestic demand for smelter acid,” the source said.

The restart may have some impact on the spot prices of sulphuric acid in China because the company is a major sulphuric acid producer in the domestic market, the source added.

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By: Jody Pond

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