Industrial Chemicals
key developments 2016

  • We achieved volume growth, despite challenging market conditions
  • Chlor-alkali and chloromethanes benefited from increased capacity in Frankfurt, Germany, and gaining European market leadership in chloromethanes
  • Our cooperation in Spain – to convert a salt-based waste stream from a potassium mine into high quality vacuum salt – started. This will enable our industrial and specialty salt businesses to grow significantly
  • We formed a joint venture with chemical company Atul to build a world-scale MCA plant in Gujarat, India. The first phase will start up in 2018
  • Our sustainability profile improved as a result of steam off-take from waste wood in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. We’re also working on a waste-to-chemicals project in Rotterdam

Chemical platform

Salt-Chlorine chain

Some of our customers

  • Covestro
  • Huntsman
  • Shin-Etsu

Top raw materials

  • Energy
  • Acetic acid
  • Salt

Key cost drivers

  • Energy
  • Methanol