China’s Yangnong Chemical to restart caustic soda plant on 20 Oct

12 October 2012 07:02  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical plans to restart its 220,000 dry metric tonne (dmt)/year caustic soda plant at Yizheng in Jiangsu province on 20 October, a company source said on Friday.

The Chinese producer shut the caustic soda plant on 8 October for a 12-day turnaround, the source added.

Jiangsu Yangnong Chemical’s shutdown of its caustic soda plant has tightened the supply of liquid caustic soda and chlorine in the market, leading to a rise in chlorine prices, according to a local market player.

The prices of chlorine in Jiangsu are at yuan (CNY) 300-500/tonne ($48-80/tonne) on 12 October, up by CNY100/tonne compared with the previous week, according to Chemease, an ICIS service in China.

($1=CNY6.28)


By: Sikee Shi



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