Soda ash latest news

  • March 2016

    Chinese soda ash industry reports first profit in four years

    22 March 2016

    As a result of capacity cuts and surging exports from the country, the China Soda Ash Association has reported a profit for the industry for the first time in four years. However, the association has also warned that unless it accelerates, the increases in soda ash profits might not continue throughout the year.

  • Experts split over achieving UK low carbon energy mix

    18 March 2016

    Lack of certainty undermines confidence, with experts saying that the UK has lost time on nuclear, solar and wind; EV tech investment is “chicken and egg”.

  • Turkey’s Teyo to build 1m tpa soda ash plant in Belarus

    15 March 2016

    The Turkish energy producer has agreed with the Belarussian government that it will construct a soda ash facility in Gomel Oblast, which is the location of one of Belarus’ largest glass manufacturers.

  • Price Briefing 4 – 10 March

    11 March 2016

    Fluorspar prices to remain weak into Q2; vein graphite prices rolled over for 2016; soda ash and TiO2 prices rise in China.

  • Chinese soda ash prices rise and US exports follow suit

    08 March 2016

    Supply tightness has prompted an increase in domestic soda ash prices in China while US export body, ANSAC, has moved to take advantage of the reduced availability of material in Asia to up its contract values from next month.

  • Price Briefing 26 February – 3 March

    04 March 2016

    Stability reported in fluorspar, kaolin and silica sand markets; amorphous graphite comes under pressure but lithium to continue rising in 2016.

  • PPG to divest interest in automotive glass business

    01 March 2016

    While the company is moving away from automotive glass with the sale of its stake in Pittsburgh Glass Works, PPG is streamlining its remaining glass business and will focus on the development of fibre and flat glass products to the residential and non-residential sectors.

  • Chinese market splits over soda ash prices

    01 March 2016

    Reports indicate end of Q1 hike in store, but industry observers and the glass sector the market retreated after early year rallies and is likely to remain stable.