22 November 2012 16:26 [Source: ICB]
Saltic FZC is planning to start construction on a worldscale liquid caustic soda and ethylene dichloride (EDC) plant in the Salalah Free Zone, Oman, in January 2013, Rohit Kumar, project manager for the company said.
Caustic soda is used in textiles
"We will be producing caustic soda lye, which will be exported," Kumar said.
The plant will cover approximately 35 hectares (86 acres) and will cost $500m (€385m). Production will be based on the latest membrane cell technology provided by Chlorine Engineering of Japan.
Caustic soda is used in many products such as textiles, detergents, pulp and paper, drinking water and drain cleaner. The caustic soda from the complex will be mainly used for the refining of bauxite to produce alumina.
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