China’s SP Chemical to delay the restart of caustic soda unit

06 December 2012 09:11  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s SP Chemical has decided that it will delay the restart of its 300,000 dry metric tonne (dmt)/year caustic soda plant at Taixing in Jiangsu province, a company source said on Thursday.

The plant was shut down for maintenance on 20 November, and was due to be restarted on 30 November according to schedule, the source said.

The restart will be delayed to 10 December because of equipment problems.

SP Chemical has a total capacity of 750,000 dmt/year of caustic soda at the same site.

The delay in the restart is expected to impact supply of liquid caustic soda, but the downstream is weak, so the market price will likely to remain stable, an industry source said.

By: Sikee Shi

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