China’s SP Chemical restarts chlor-alkali plant at Taixing

27 December 2011 10:09  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s SP Chemical has restarted its 150,000 dry metric tonne/year (dmt/year) chlor-alkali line at Taixing in Jiangsu province on 27 December following a month-long maintenance shutdown, a company source said on Tuesday.

SP Chemical also operates a 600,000 dmt/year chlor-alkali line at Taixing.

“The total 750,000 dmt/year chlor-alkali project will be operated at full rate after the 150,000 dmt/year chlor-alkali line restart,” the source said.

The restart of the 150,000 dmt/year line has bolstered local buyers’ sentiment, with the domestic price of 32% ion-exchange membrane caustic soda falling by 10% week on week to yuan (CNY) 2,656/dmt ($420/dmt) on 26 December, according to Chemease, an ICIS service in China.

Major chlor-alkali producers in east China include Shanghai Chlor-Alkali Chemical (Shanghai CA), Zhejiang Juhua, Jiangsu Meilan, Suzhou Fine, Jiangsu Leeman, and Yangnong Chemical.

($1 = CNY 6.32)

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By: Sikee Shi

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