A month of disrupted bulk industrial oxygen supply has left local companies scrambling to find alternatives, a development that has adversely affected production and spurred input costs.

The oxygen shortage has affected production at its Ngodwana wood pulp mill in Mpumalanga, resulting in a loss of 25,000 tonnes of saleable product, Sappi, the world’s largest maker of biodegradable wood pulp used as an alternative in the textile industry, said this week...

Subscribe now to unlock this article.

Support BusinessLIVE’s award-winning journalism for R129 per month (digital access only).

There’s never been a more important time to support independent journalism in SA. Our subscription packages now offer an ad-free experience for readers.

Cancel anytime.

Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.