Belgium: Potassium Hydroxide Production Inovyn Completes Large-Scale KOH Facility in Antwerp
Inovyn announced the completion of its new large scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo Site (Belgium).The first production run of membrane quality KOH for supply to customers took place during the first week of October, following successful start-up of the facility.
Antwerp/Belgium — The new KOH plant with a capacity of 155 kT of KOH and 100 kT of chlorine, uses the latest membrane technology and is a key part of the company’s chlorine strategy.
Antwerp/Lillo Site was selected for the investment as it is well situated to serve customers both in Europe and beyond, with the nearby Port of Antwerp facilitating KOH movements by ship. The Site is a competitive location given it has major customers for the co-produced chlorine, which are linked directly to the Site by pipeline. It is also strategically positioned for imports of potassium chloride, a key raw material in KOH production.