Peróxidos do Brasil, a joint venture between the Solvay Group and Produtos Químicos Makay (PQM), begins the assembly of the construction site and the foundation for the installation of a new hydrogen peroxide production unit (H2O2) at the Coronel Industrial Park, in the Bio Bio Region, in Chile.
The first phase of the project aims at a production capacity of 23 KT per year. The new plant will be installed in the same area as the Distribution Terminal, which also underwent recent investments in improvements, in particular for the fire fighting systems and internal accesses.
The Chilean engineering company Pares & Alvarez is conducting the detailing project and is also part of the construction works management team. The main equipment with long lead time of supply has already been ordered.
“The start of construction works for the factory reinforces our commitment to the region's pulp, mining and aquaculture customers, following their growth projects and reinforcing the level of reliability in supply”, comments Carlos Silveira, CEO of Peróxidos do Brasil.
Hydrogen peroxide is an essential industrial input for industries that supply products for our daily lives: food and beverages, personal and cosmetic products, soaps and detergents, white and recycled papers, metals, plastics and polymers, as well as of medical-hospital disinfectants. It is also applied in the treatment of drinking water, water and industrial effluents, treatment of sewers, rivers and lagoons, control of gaseous emissions, remediation of contaminated soils and in the agriculture and floriculture sector, where they are used in microbiological control.