China’s Shandong Haitian Bio-Chemical ups soda ash output to 100%

26 February 2014 06:50  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Shandong Haitian Bio-Chemical has raised the operating rate at its 1.1m tonne/year soda ash plant at Changyi in Shandong province to 100% from 85% following minor repairs, sources close to the company said on Wednesday.

The producer reduced the plant's operating rate to 85% capacity in late December 2013 from the previous 90% because of unspecified mechanical issues which have been repaired, sources said.

Soda ash is primarily used in glassmaking as well as the manufacture of other inorganic chemicals, detergents, flue gas desulphurisation, water treatment and in pulp and paper manufacturing.

By: Helen Lee

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