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FMC Plans to Restart U.S. Soda Ash Capacity

3:07 PM MST | February 18, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

FMC says it will bring 800,000 tons/year of soda ash capacity online over the next few years at its Granger, WY plant, which has been operating at reduced capacity since 2005. The first increase will be more than 100,000 tons/year in 2009, with the remaining 700,000 tons/year to be commissioned over the next 3-4 years “depending on export growth,” the company says. “The low cost of soda ash production in Wyoming means we are very well-positioned to supply the growing soda ash markets in Latin America, Asia and other parts of the world,”...

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