US soda ash demand stable on rebounding flat glass industry; container sector faces plant closures

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Tuesday, 26 June 2018

US soda ash demand will remain at current high levels on a net increase in demand due to a bright outlook for flat glass but uncertainty in the container sector.

Demand for soda ash in the US flat glass market has rebounded but this is offset by lower demand from container glass production sectors due to by plant closures, meaning overall demand for the raw material is strong but flat.

With the soda ash market tight in North America and...

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