China’s Zhejiang Jiahua to restart chlor-alkali plant on 2 August

25 July 2012 12:42  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Zhejiang Jiahua plans to restart its 205,000 dry metric tonne (dmt)/year chlor-alkali plant at Jiaxing in Zhejiang on 2 August, after shutting it on 25 July for maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

 The shutdown and subsequent decline in the supply of liquid caustic soda in Zhejiang caused local prices to rise, market players said. 

Currently, prices of 32% ion-exchange membrane caustic soda are at yuan (CNY) 950/tonne ($149/tonne) EXW (ex-works) in Zhejiang, up by around CNY30/tonne compared with last week’s prices, according to Chemease, an ICIS Service in China

In addition, the company may delay the start-up of its new 135,000 dmt/year caustic soda unit at the same site from August to late September, but further details were not immediately available, according to the company source.

By: Sikee Shi

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