Italy's Syndial to end EDC production at Assemini, Sardinia

05 March 2013 15:21  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Italian producer Syndial plans to end production of ethylene dichloride (EDC) at its Assemini site in Sardinia because of tough economic conditions, the company said on Tuesday.

“Starting from early April 2013, Syndial will discontinue its EDC 190,000 tonne/year production at Assemini, Italy, due to difficult economic conditions,” the company said.

Syndial’s decision followed an internal asset review in light of the impact of the prolonged economic downturn.

The company will also reconfigure its Assemini site to produce chlor-alkali derivatives for the local market, and marine salt.

“Syndial is confident that these measures, along with other ongoing improvement initiatives, will give a sustainable future to [the] Assemini site,” the company added.

By: Glynn Garlick

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