27 June 2012 11:19 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Gulshan Polyols Pte Ltd, the biggest sorbitol producer in ?xml:namespace>
Hydrogen gas is an essential component in the hydrogenation process involved in the manufacture of sorbitol.
India's current shortage of hydrogen gas is expected to persist for two to three months, according to market participants.
“This is affecting our supply badly. We cannot commit to the customers’ [export] orders,” said the source from Gulshan Polyols.
Gulshan Polyols can produce 45,000 tonnes/year of sorbitol at its facility in
Most sorbitol producers in
Indian producers are keeping their domestic sorbitol offers at rupees (Rs) 34/kg ($596/tonne) ex-factory and are not inclined to raise prices as the move might facilitate entry of lower-priced Chinese-origin sorbitol into the domestic market, like what happened in Indonesia and Thailand, market sources said.
($1 = Rs57.02)
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