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Solvay to Add Sulfur Surcharge

4:01 PM MDT | May 5, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Solvay Chemicals, a Solvay subsidiary, says it will add a sulfur surcharge on all sulfite products, effective May 1, because of an “unprecedented” rise in sulfur costs. The surcharge is about 3.5 cts on sodium metabisulfite and bisulfate and 2.5 cts on sodium sulfite products and will be adjusted quarterly based on change in sulfur costs compared with the first quarter of 2008, Solvay says. Tightness and high prices in sulfur supply is projected for the next 1-2 years, says Mike Wood, business manager/sulfite products at...

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