12 July 2021
Vynova, a leading European PVC and chlor-alkali company, today announced that it will build a state-of-the-art production plant for liquid potassium carbonate (K2CO3) at its site in Tessenderlo, Belgium. The new and larger facility will replace the company’s existing potassium carbonate plant in Tessenderlo and will be constructed to accompany Vynova’s growth, further strengthening its position as Europe’s number one supplier of potassium derivatives.
The new plant, representing an investment of 4 million euros, is expected to be operational by mid-2022. Construction is due to start in the third quarter of 2021. The new facility will be the largest plant of its kind in Europe and will be fully HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) compliant, which will allow Vynova to continue producing a top-quality product that is fit for demanding applications in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals industries.
“This investment is part of a wider company programme to continuously implement the highest standards for our potassium derivatives assets and to support the expansion of our potassium derivatives business. Our new Tessenderlo facility will enable us to continue as a reliable partner for our customers and is another sign of our long-term commitment to the potassium derivatives market”, said Jacques Sturm, Vice President Potassium Derivatives Business at Vynova.
Vynova supplies potassium carbonate (K2CO3), also known as potash carbonate, to customers across a wide variety of industries. Potassium carbonate is used, among others, in fertilisers and agrochemicals, in the food industry (for example for fruit processing and in the production of chocolate and wine) and to manufacture high-quality glass.
Evaporation unit of Vynova’s potassium hydroxide plant in Tessenderlo. Potassium hydroxide manufactured at this plant will serve as feedstock for the new potassium carbonate facility.
Vynova is a leading European PVC and chlor-alkali company. Our products play a key role in manufacturing numerous industrial products and consumer goods that improve our quality of life. With production sites in five countries and more than 1,250 committed employees, we generate annual sales of 830 million euros.
Established in 2015, Vynova is the chlor-vinyls platform of the International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG). Our product offering comprises multiple grades of suspension PVC (S-PVC), KOH and other potassium derivatives, caustic soda (NaOH) and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl).
For more information, visit www.vynova-group.com.
Group Communication Manager Vynova Group
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