AlzChem - the leading company in calcium carbide

Nordic Carbide AB

Carbide production since 1941

Nordic Carbide AB in Sundsvall, Sweden, is a subsidiary company of the AlzChem Group. The modern Calcium Carbide site is located right at a port and supplies the major European Customers in the Steel- and Acetylene market.

AlzChem is with Nordic Carbide the biggest producer for Calcium Carbide in Europe.


  • 3 Carbide furnaces at 2 sites 
  • increased reliability of supply and service 
  • strategic meaning: to counteract the permanent risk of rising electricity rate


Reliabilty, Quality, Flexibility and Innovation in two important segments within the steel industry

  • hot metal desulfurization
  • secondary metallurgy

AlzChem entered into an additional application market: Calcium Carbide for Acetylene.

Jeannette Straßer

Jeannette Straßer

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