Czech Spolchemie due to start new production cycle next week

20 August 2013 16:32  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Czech producer Spolchemie said on Tuesday that it is initiating a new perchloroethylene (perc) production campaign next week.

The producer plans to restart its 15,000 tonne/year perc plant in Usti nad Labem on 26 or 27 August and the campaign is set to last for 10 days, the company source said.

β€œ[This new production campaign] is not demand driven,” the company source added.

β€œIt is necessary because we need to use up [our] excess chlorine.”

The source said that demand for the chemical is currently subdued because buyers are on holiday. Chlorine is generally difficult to store as it is a dangerous chemical.

Other European perc producers include Dow Chemical, Solvay and Anwil.

By: Stefan Naidu
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