Dicyandiamide

In 1950, SKW Trostberg, as the forerunner to AlzChem, started production of Dicyandimide (DCD). The production plant has been in continuous operation ever since, and constantly improved so that in the current day it respresents one of the most efficient, technically advanced and pollution-free DCD processes in the world. Furthermore, with a capacity of 20,000 to per annum it still represents one of the largest DCD facilities worldwide, and one of the only remaining DCD facilities located outside of China. In 2016 we are very proud to be able to announce that our total DCD manufacturing quantity will exceed the 1,000,000 to mark.

The big advantage of DCD is that it is extremely reactive but nevertheless non-hazardous, and because of this it is used in a wide variety of applications. The largest application field is as a synthetic component for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s), inter alia for the manufacture of the type II anti-diabetes drug Metformin. Another major application field is the hot-curing of epoxy resins for industrial applications, and in recent years Dicyandiamide has a growing importance as a nitrogen stabiliser for agicultural fertilisers. Internally Alzchem also use DCD as a raw material in forward-integrated intermediate products for the production of a diverse range of guanadine salts, guanamines and DCD based condensation products; used in air bags, water treatment, flame retardants, textiles, leather tanning and finishing, and pulp and paper finishing auxiliaries.

Dr. Ralf Oeschey

Dr. Ralf Oeschey

T +49 8621 86-2508

ralf.oeschey@alzchem.com

News

From the group of organosilicon compounds, triethylsilane is used as a reducing agent and for hydrosilylation. The high product purity of triethylsilane is crucial for the pharmaceutical industry, especially for new developments of highly effective antivirals. An antiviral drug inhibits the multiplication of viruses and therefore is used as a drug in the treatment of infectious diseases caused by viruses. REACH registered, triethylsilane has been produced in large volumes for over 10...
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We are proud about our investment in a new additional distillation column in the amount of € 7.2 million, which was successfully started on schedule in early July 2019. Thus we can serve our customers including our products 2,6-Dichlorobenzonitrile and p-Chlorobenzonitrile at a reliable high level of quality. Furthermore, our entire team responded excellently to the changing demand on the world market and carried out a corresponding optimization of the product mix. This means that we...
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Triethylsilane is used as reagent for reduction or catalytic hydrosilylation in the synthesis for new as well as established pharmaceutical actives medication. A catalytic hydrosilylation is a very gentle and selective addition reaction of a silicon-hydrogen bond to a carbon double bond. This enables the synthesis of molecules, that would otherwise not be accessible or only by costly indirect pathways. In comparison to other reagents for catalytic hydrosilylation, triethylsilane is easy to...
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After a 12-month construction period, the extension of the nitrile plants was successfully put into operation in the first week of July. The new distillation plant is producing in-spec product and will significantly expand the production capacity.   With this 7.2 million euro investment, AlzChem achieves a completely new level of quality in the production of aromatic nitriles in Trostberg and is able to expand its market position with larger quantities of highly corrosive dichloro-...
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Events

2020-11-11 to 2020-11-12
​Reliability is our trademark: Chemspec Europe is traditionally a fixed date in AlzChem’s calendar being again represented with its own booth. This time the show is from 11th to 12th November, in Cologne. On top of our standard portfolio...
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2020-11-10 to 2020-11-12
​DYHARD® will be present at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2020, the 15th European Trade Fair & Forum for Composites, Technology and Applications again. Our special focus: a fluid system for filament winding of composite pressure vessels. We are...
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