Indonesia's Sorini runs 140,000 tonne/year sorbitol plant at 90-100%

19 March 2014 11:25 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indonesia's Sorini Agro Asia is running its 140,000 tonne/year sorbitol plant in the eastern part of Java, near Surabaya port, at 90-100% rate, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.

The run rates have been stable from the levels over the past few months, he added.

Meanwhile, sorbitol demand is expected to increase ahead of Ramadan period in the middle of the year, the source said.

Sorbitol is an artificial sweetener with applications in food products and pharmaceuticals.

By Felicia Loo