Turkey’s soda ash solution
Published: Tuesday, 28 June 2011
After just one year in production, natural soda ash newcomer Eti Soda already has further plans to become a “crucial player”, while majority partner Ciner develops the Kazan trona resource. IM visited Turkey’s trona patch to assess the latest developments.
Mike O’Driscoll, Editor
Soda ash is a vital raw material in the manufacture of
glass, chemicals, and detergents, and is produced worldwide,
predominantly as a synthetic grade through the Solvay Process
(see charts). Natural soda ash production, usually from the
hydrated sodium bicarbonate carbonate mineral trona, has a
distinct processing cost advantage over the...