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-nitriles. Dichloro-nitriles are increasingly in demand in the international market and are used in the agrochemical and pharmaceutical industries. As a result of the broader product mix, AlzChem can satisfy even the most demanding customer requirements and open up new areas of application and target markets.
With the additional production capacities, the nitrile plants are well prepared for future competition and can continue their growth.