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Solvay to increase its increases its hydrogen peroxide capacity

Photo: Solvay
Photo: Solvay
Published by
Simon Matthis - 07 Apr 2016

Solvay has optimized production technology at its hydrogen peroxide plant in Voikkaa (Finland) and is now ready to raise capacity to meet increasing demand for the product in the Nordic Region and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

The Voikkaa plant produces hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid, serving customers in the pulp and paper industry in Finland and the neighboring countries. The pulp industry has invested in the past years to expand pulp capacities in the region; further plant expansions and greenfield projects are under consideration.

“Solvay has invested in its Voikkaa plant to improve its competitiveness and accompany the growth opportunities with its customers for hydrogen peroxide in this region,” said Alain Jeanmart, General Manager Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Solvay’s Global Business Unit Peroxides. “Through our strong partnerships in the Nordic Region we offer innovative and sustainable solutions to our customers in many areas such as pulp, paper and aquaculture.”