Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Tosoh to hike liquid caustic soda prices in Feb
Tosoh to hike liquid caustic soda prices in Feb
18
Dec '12
Tosoh Corporation is revising upward its domestic prices for liquid caustic soda. Product shipped on or after February 1, 2013, will increase in price by at least ¥13 per kilogram on a solid conversion basis.

Tosoh’s decision to hike prices stems from a desire to ensure a stable supply of caustic soda for domestic demand amid the company’s concerns for the viability of its electrolysis operations as worldwide demand for the products of those operations—chlorine derivatives and caustic soda—declines.

The decision comes as Tosoh’s other measures to ensure stable supply confront the increasingly harsh business conditions for the company’s electrolysis operations. To date, those measures have centered on the company’s aggressive marketing of the chlorine derivative products of its electrolysis process, domestically and abroad.

The company also has attempted to improve the profitability of its electrolysis operations and to thus sustain their production levels and stable supply through fixed and other cost reductions, energy savings, and rationalization.

Tosoh will continue to reduce its manufacturing, logistics, and other electrolysis-related costs. But the global decline in demand for caustic soda and chlorine derivates and the uncertain economic outlook compels the company to raise its prices for liquid caustic soda domestically.

Tosoh Corporation is a Japanese chemical company established in 1935 and listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises 130 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 11,000 people and generated net sales of ¥687.1 billion (US$8.4 billion at the year-end rate of ¥82.19 to the US dollar) in fiscal 2012, ended March 31, 2012.

Tosoh is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. The Company supplies the plastic resins and an array of the basic chemicals that support modern life.

Tosoh Corporation


Must ReadView All

Building of Ethiopian textile unit by Chinese firm starts

Textiles | On 22nd Jan 2018

Building of Ethiopian textile unit by Chinese firm starts

Chinese firm Wuxi No. 1 Cotton Mill will build a textile plant in...

JD.com to invest $3.1 bn to revive industry in NE China

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jan 2018

JD.com to invest $3.1 bn to revive industry in NE China

To back the government’s campaign to revitalize the traditional...

SIMA makes pre-budget recommendations to Indian govt

Textiles | On 22nd Jan 2018

SIMA makes pre-budget recommendations to Indian govt

Exemption of 5 per cent goods and services tax (GST) on raw cotton,...

Interviews View All

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Sunil Rathore
Lacoste India

‘New vendor is welcome if he offers cost, quality and timely delivery’

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.1%
No
13.4%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 97

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.9%
No
28.9%
Skip
7.2%

Total Votes: 97

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.6%
No
9.3%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 97

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
8.2%
Skip
9.3%

Total Votes: 97


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search