30 May 2012 08:52 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Tangshan SanYou Chemical Industries Company plans to shut its 1.9m tonne/year soda ash plant at Tangshan, in Hebei province, on 21 June for a week of maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.
June and July are traditional months for China’s large-scale soda ash plants to be put into maintenance. Therefore, there are more large-scale soda ash plants expected to shut down, the source added.
Meanwhile, China’s Shandong Haihua Group plans to shut its 3m tonne/year soda ash plant in Shandong province in June-July, a source from the producer said.
No specific date and timeline for the shutdown was confirmed by the company.
The turnaround at Tangshan SanYou’s plant is unlikely to ease the oversupply seen in the domestic soda ash market, considering the current weak demand, a market player said.
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