Plastics & Polymers Nalco Plans New Polymer Production in Louisiana
Nalco, a subsidiary of Ecolab, plans a new polymer production facility at the company’s complex in Garyville, Louisiana. The 300,000 square-foot facility will produce dry polymer products for use in removing contaminants from wastewater, increasing production efficiency in the paper industry and recovering minerals in the mining industry.
Garyville/Louisiana – The completion of construction works is expected for late 2012, creating 22 new full-time positions. “For more than 40 years, the Garyville community has had a significant role in the growth of Nalco, and we are extremely proud of the products and results our local employees have produced,” said Jim Seifert, executive vice president, Ecolab. “The new dry polymer facility further strengthens our relationship with the community and the State of Louisiana, and we look forward to opening this facility and providing our customers with another innovative product solution.”
Industrial Production of Water Treatment Products
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom attended an event to announce the construction project. “Ecolab decided to reinvest in Louisiana because of the track record of production success the company has had in St. John the Baptist Parish, and most importantly, because Louisiana has some of the best workers in the world,” said Governor Jindal.
Nalco first opened a production facility in Garyville in 1970. Today, the Garyville complex comprises more than 220-acres and produces industrial water treatment products, such as corrosion and scale inhibitors, used in boilers and cooling towers; wastewater treatment products; and process chemicals used in the papermaking, mining, petroleum, steel, power generation, food and beverage, metalworking and aluminum refining industries.