China’s Xinjiang Chemical Industrial Group shuts Hami soda ash plant

10 October 2012 08:13  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Xinjiang Chemical Industrial Group shut its 200,000 tonnes/year soda ash plant at Hami in Xinjiang on 10 October for a week of maintenance, a company source said on Wednesday.

The facility can produce around 540 tonnes/day of soda ash at 100% of capacity, according to the source.

The shutdown is likely to tighten supply in Xinjiang as the producer is the only soda ash manufacturer in the region. Hence, it will keep its offers for light-grade soda ash stable from its previous offers at yuan (CNY) 1,200/tonne ($191/tonne) EXW (ex-works) since 31 August despite decreasing local demand, the company source added.

($1 = CNY6.29)

By: Promise Xu
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