Peróxidos do Brasil concludes production expansion of to 230KT / year
Curitiba - PR, August 2020 -Peróxidos do Brasil, a joint venture between the Solvay Group and Produtos Químicos Makay (PQM), concluded its new capacity expansion for the production of hydrogen peroxide at its industrial unit in Curitiba, Paraná. The plant's capacity was increased to 230 KT per year. The new production volume is essential to meet the growth of the demanding markets in South America.
The investments, in the order of US $ 8.3 million, include key equipment with sufficient capacity also to meet future expansions through new needs for increased production already established.
Hydrogen peroxide is an industrial product with wide application in several markets, such as cellulose and paper, mining and metallurgy, water and environment treatment, agriculture, leather and fur, disinfection of food, drinks and aseptic packaging, plasticizers, personal products use and cosmetics, soaps and detergents and textiles.
Peróxidos do Brasil (PBL) is also investing in new projects in other South American countries to cater for key markets such as cellulose, mining and water treatment.
About Peróxidos do Brasil
Peróxidos do Brasil is a joint venture of the Solvay Group and the company Produtos Químicos Makay (PQM) for the manufacture of hydrogen peroxide and other derived products, with applications in several markets. Largest plant for the world market, Peróxidos do Brasil has an industrial unit in Curitiba (PR), with a production capacity of 230 thousand tons per year, and a myH2O2® unit, in Imperatriz, in the state of Maranhão (MA), to exclusively supply Suzano Papel e Celulose. Peroxidos do Brasil is part of the global Peroxides business unit of the Solvay Group, which has 17 industrial plants in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.
About the Solvay Group
Solvay is a scientific company whose technologies broadly benefits our daily lives. With 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay brings people, ideas and elements together to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, mainly through the Solvay One Planet program, developed around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and promoting a better life. The Group's innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner and more sustainable products, which can be found in homes, food and consumer goods, airplanes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health equipment, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay is today among the top three companies in the world in most of its activities and achieved net sales of € 10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and the United States, where shares (SOLVY) are traded through an ADR Level I program. In Brazil, Solvay also operates under the Rhodia brand.
Learn more at www.solvay.com