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Solvay to build Southeast Asia's first sodium bicarbonate plant

4:24 AM MDT | September 30, 2013 | Ian Young

Solvay announced plans today to build its first sodium bicarbonate production plant in Asia/Pacific. The plant will be constructed at Solvay’s existing production site at Map Ta Phut, Thailand and will be the first sodium bicarbonate production facility to be built by any company in Southeast Asia. Solvay will invest €20 million ($27.1 million) to build the plant, which will have capacity for 100,000 m.t./year of sodium bicarbonate, with start-up scheduled for the first half of 2015. The project is in line with Solvay’s strategy to expand...

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