Inovyn completes KOH facility in Belgium
UK-based chemical manufacturing company Inovyn has completed construction of its new large-scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo Site in Belgium.
The company explained that its new KOH plant (155kT of KOH with 100kT of chlorine) is equipped with new membrane technology and forms a key part of Inovyn’s Chlorine Strategy.
Inovyn business director Filipe Constant said: “We are delighted to have achieved this significant milestone in the ongoing evolution of INOVYN, which is the culmination of a two-year project.
“The project has been delivered fully to plan and with an excellent safety, health and environmental performance record.
"This major investment not only underpins Inovyn’s leading position in KOH, but will deliver our commitment to long-term continuity of supply to our customers."
The company is reported to have completed the first production run of membrane quality KOH for supply to customers earlier this month, following successful start-up of the facility.
The investment into the Antwerp/Lillo site will enable the company to easily move KOH by ship to its customers in Europe, as well as other countries in the world. The site is strategically located near the Port of Antwerp.
In February last year, the company ordered major plant items such as KOH Evaporation Unit from Bertrams Chemical Plants for its Antwerp/Lillo site.