Soda ash bounces back

By Jessica Roberts
Published: Tuesday, 23 August 2011

The revival of commodity markets and new demand in developing regions has stimulated soda ash sales to pre-recession highs; but recovery is built on muted Chinese competition, which threatens to make a return


Tata Chemicals Ltd’s soda ash facility in Mithapur, India. The group is the world’s second largest soda ash producer
Tata Chemicals Ltd

A major consequence of the financial downturn has been the reconfiguration of the manufacturing footprint of core mineral-consuming industries.

The resultant rationalisation - as...

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