FACT forced to close plant due to sulphur price hike

July 2007
Chemical Business;Jul2007, Vol. 21 Issue 7, p85
Trade Publication
The article reports on the closure of the caprolactum plant of Fertilizer and Chemicals Travancore (FACT) in India due to sulphur price hike. It says that the plant consumes about 2 lakh ton of sulphur and 3 lakh ton of rock phosphate every year as raw materials. The article cites that sulphur prices have risen by 100% from $89 a ton to $168, while prices of rock phosphate increased from $79 to $125.


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