Bicarbonate Production Solvay to Build South-East Asia's Largest Bicarbonate Plant in Thailand

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Solvay builds the region's largest sodium bicarbonate plant in Thailand: The 100,000 tons-per-year facility shall supply the South East Asian healthcare and food market...

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Brussels/Belgium – Solvay will invest € 20 million in the plant, located on its existing site in Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate (Rayong province, Thailand) . A first commercial operation is expected for 2015. From then on, the site shall supply Solvay's Bicar products to regional customers .

"This project is the latest illustration of Solvay's sustainable growth strategy in Asia and reinforces our global leadership in sodium bicarbonate and soda ash. The new plant will provide a fast, secure and reliable supply of our Bicar products to the healthcare and food industries within the region," says Pascal Juéry, President of Solvay Essential Chemicals. Further to this expansion in Asia, Solvay continues to reinforce its manufacturing network in Europe with recent investments in Dombasle (France) and Torrelavega (Spain). Both factories received GMP Pharma and CEP certifications according to recent changes in European Pharmaceutical legislation.

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