Iran’s sodium sulfate output sees rise

Business Materials 4 October 2018 14:21 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Oct. 4


Iran Mineral Salts Company produced 91,650 tons of sodium sulfate during the first six months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Dec. 21), indicating a 2 percent rise compared with last year’s corresponding period, the company’s manager said.

Reza Orouji added that 63,600 tons of sodium sulfate were produced in a unit in the city of Arak, located in the Markazi province, and the rest was produced in the city of Garmsar in the central province of Semnan, IRNA news agency reported on October 4.

According to him, Iran’s annual sodium sulfate output is about 185,000 tons and imports range between 60,000 and 90,000 tons per year based on demand fluctuations.

Iran Mineral Salts Company’s output accounts for about 75 percent of the country’s annual demand for the material. Established in 1984, the company operates two sodium sulfate plants in Semnan and Markazi provinces.