Turkey: Engineering Akdeniz Chemson Unveils New Zinc Borate Plant in Turkey
Located in Izmir, Turkey, the first phase of the new zinc borate facility is expected to produce an annual capacity of 3,000 tons. On completion of the second phase, the project will additionally produce 6,000 tons of zinc borate annually.
Izmir/Turkey – Akdeniz Chemson has initiated the first phase of its Izmir plant to produce zinc borate with an annual capacity of 3,000 tons. Akdeniz Chemson will become one of the world’s leading flame-retardant chemical manufacturers once this new plant commences operations, and will also complete the parallel capacity increase in zinc oxide, one of the main raw materials in zinc borate production, this month.
Following the merger in October 2020, Akdeniz Chemson, continues to invest in its chemical portfolio. Akdeniz Chemson aims to produce 3,000 tons of zinc borate annually by launching the first phase of its new plant in Izmir, and thus, become one of the world’s leading flame-retardant chemical manufacturers producing an inorganic additive with flame-retardant and smoke-proofing properties. Akdeniz Chemson will produce 6,000 tons of zinc borate annually in addition to its existing production capacity when the second phase of the investment is completed. It will also complete the parallel capacity increase in zinc oxide.
In line with its vision of becoming a global chemical portfolio company, Akdeniz Chemson began its first zinc borate production in 2018 with Akdeniz Kimya, pursuing its R&D process to produce of chemicals with high added value. To meet the rapidly developing market needs, Akdeniz Chemson has started the first phase of its new facility in Izmir. The company develops zinc borate products and designs production and process technologies in its R&D and Engineering departments.
With its flame-retardant and smoke-proofing properties, zinc borate is used especially in the production of fire-resistant products. It is also used in polymers and coatings, especially in PVC, nylon, and halogen polyester, high temperature-resistant plastics, fire-resistant cables and fabrics, electrical-electronic parts, paints, automotive-aircraft internal parts, paper, and the textile industries.