China’s Jilantai Salt Chemical restarts caustic soda plant

30 May 2012 06:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jilantai Salt Chemical has restarted its 300,000 dry metric tonne (dmt)/year caustic soda plant at Alxa Left Banner in Inner Mongolia on 30 May, after shutting it on 20 May for 10 days maintenance period, a company source said on Wednesday.

The plant will be running at 50% of capacity because of sluggish demand in the chlorine market, according to the source.

The restart of the plant will help to increase supply of liquid caustic soda and chlorine in the local market, a market player said.

The restart is unlikely to have a significant impact on caustic soda spot prices, the market player added.

Jilantai Salt Chemical, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China National Salt Industry Corporation (CNSIC), is a producer of calcium carbide, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and caustic soda.

By: Sikee Shi

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