Vynova continues investing: KOH conversion on track, NaOH expansion announced
- KOH conversion at Tessenderlo site on track for completion in Q2 2018
- Significant expansion of NaOH capacity in Tessenderlo by 2019
- Continued long-term commitment to KOH and NaOH market
Vynova Group confirms that the construction of its new state-of-the-art potassium hydroxide (KOH) membrane electrolysis facility in Tessenderlo (Belgium) remains fully on schedule. The project is on track for completion in the second quarter of 2018. The new membrane facility will replace the existing mercury cell room.
“Our new world scale facility will enable us to continue as a reliable partner for our customers and ensure our long-term supply of KOH”, says Vynova President Stefan Sommer.
In addition to the KOH conversion project, Vynova plans to significantly expand the sodium hydroxide (NaOH) capacity at its Tessenderlo site. This expansion will also create additional capacity of chlorine (Cl2), which will be used for the production of ethylene dichloride (EDC). Project completion is expected by early 2019.
Both investments reconfirm the commitment of Vynova, an International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG) company, to the KOH and NaOH markets.
ICIG already owns a successfully converted KOH production facility on the site of Potasse et Produits Chimiques SAS (PPC) in Thann (France). “With the KOH conversion in Tessenderlo, we will further strengthen our leading position as the only membrane producer of KOH with two production sites in Europe”, comments Dr. Achim Riemann, Managing Director of ICIG.
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