There are about 13 large-scale sodium carboxymethyl cellulose manufacturers in China, of which there are 6 in Shandong Province, accounting for 46% of domestic production, and the degree of production automation is also the most advanced in China.
Our cellulose ether research and development base is located in Shandong Province, and we have cooperated with many universities to continuously improve product quality. Among them, Weifang Lude Chemical Co., Ltd. established a cellulose ether association to integrate production resources and continue to develop together.
At present, the prices of raw materials such as chloroacetic acid, refined cotton, caustic soda and soda ash have risen sharply. The price of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose is at the highest level in history, and the domestic electricity limit is limited. Some sodium carboxymethyl cellulose Manufacturers are in a state of shutdown, resulting in a shortage of products. The relevant personnel of Xuanhai Chemical estimated that by the second quarter of 2022, the production of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose will gradually be normal and the price will return to a reasonable range.