I am delighted to inform you that Afrox secured sufficient Carbide on the international spot market to resume Dissolved Acetylene (DA) production in the first week of June and ahead of our original estimates. This means supply of DA will resume before 10 June 2019.
It will however take a few weeks to restock our supply chain to meet all demand and we estimate normalised DA supply levels will be achieved between end June and early July 2019.
I can also confirm we are making excellent progress on plans to re-establish longer term Carbide supply that will enable us to meet all future customer DA demand in full and on sustained basis.
Thank you for your ongoing support and be assured security of supply of DA to our customers remains at the forefront of the Afrox priorities and I will continue to update you as we progress our plans.