INOVYN: major investment in large scale KOH production facility in Belgium

Thursday, February 4, 2016

INOVYN has announced a major investment in a large scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo site, Belgium.

This underpins INOVYN’s position as a major European supplier of KOH and demonstrates a long term commitment to the KOH market. Work on the project is already well under way, with initial ground-breaking, putting in place key additional site infrastructure and the procurement of major plant items having been completed.

According to the plan the investment consists of a 160kT KOH plant using the latest technology which will be on line in 2017. It will also utilise much of the existing infrastructure at the site.

INOVYN’s site at Antwerp/Lillo was selected for the investment as it is well situated to serve European customers, with the nearby Port of Antwerp facilitating KOH transportation by ship. The Site is also a highly competitive location given it has major customers for chlorine (which is co-produced with KOH) that are linked directly to the site by pipeline.

Contact: Craig Welsh, craig.welsh@inovyn.com, tel. +44 (0)1928 511528