China’s Shandong Haili runs new caustic soda plant at 30-40%

28 August 2012 11:27  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Haili is currently operating its new 300,000 dry metric tonne (dmt)/year caustic soda plant at Dafeng in Jiangsu province at 30-40% of capacity, a company source said on Tuesday.

Trial production at the plant started in July, the source said.

The company plans to begin commercial production in September, the source added.

Shandong Haili has faced delays in starting up the new plant because of sluggish demand in the chlorine-derivatives market, industry sources said.

Caustic soda is co-produced with chlorine, at a ratio of 1 part chlorine to 1.1 parts caustic soda.

Shandong Haili also operates a 720,000 dmt/year caustic soda plant at Zibo in Shandong province.

By: Feliana Widjaja
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