Solvay's Linne-Herten facility gets EU GMP certificate


Global chemicals company Solvay Peroxides has received EU Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for its new Linne-Herten facility in the Netherlands, which is engaged in production of hydrogen peroxide.

The Dutch Health Authorities has issued this certificate after inspecting the manufacturing facility that features a filling installation and a cleanroom.

Last year, the facility also received API registration for the European market. The company claims that the certification has been achieved without any findings.

Currently, Linne-Herten site is engaged in producing Solvay’s primary peroxides disinfection grades for the European market, for both peracetic acid and hydrogen peroxide. The facility is also involved in filling, packaging and labelling operations ranging from bulk deliveries down to packs of one liter bottles.

"Hydrogen peroxide is used in the pharmaceutical sector as an ingredient or as disinfection and decontamination agent."

Hydrogen peroxide is used in the pharmaceutical sector as an ingredient or as disinfection and decontamination agent. It can be directly used in solutions for wound disinfection or for medical mouthwash.

Compliance with GMP guidelines is obligatory, in order to use it for wound and mouth disinfection application.

With this new certification, the company intends to grow strongly in specialties with higher added value.

As an international chemical and advanced materials company, Solvay has been producing sustainable products and solutions that consume less energy and reduce CO2 emissions, as well as optimise the use of resources.

It has 17 plants in North and South America, Europe & Middle East, Asia and Australia, and operates the biggest Hydrogen Peroxide plant in Map Ta Phut (Thailand).