Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business has completed the expansion of a production site in Denmark which supplies pharmaceutical grade salt for the healthcare industry.
Mariager/Denmark — The products supplied by the facility are used as an active pharmaceutical ingredient in various applications, including intravenous solutions, insulin and baby food. Through the expansion measures, the plant, located in Mariager, has increased capacity by 60 %.
The main market for pharmaceutical grade salt lies in dialysis solutions. The number of dialysis treatments is increasing across the globe, mainly due to increasing number of patients and improving health care in many developing countries.
"Following a year of detailed engineering, construction and testing, the Mariager site is now well positioned to continue capturing the organic dialysis market developments," said Nils van der Plas, General Manager of Akzo Nobel's Salt business. This specific market is growing globally by 7 to 8 % per year and is expected to continue growing at this pace for at least another generation.