Vynova PPC, an affiliated site that is part of our parent company ICIG, is located in Thann, in the eastern part of France, near the Swiss and German borders. The site is accessible by road and rail and is located close to the Rhine river.
The Thann site features a state-of-the-art membrane electrolysis plant, inaugurated in 2015, for the production of chlorine (Cl2) and liquid potassium hydroxide (KOH) as well as production installations for a range of other potassium derivatives such as liquid and solid potassium carbonate (K2CO3) and solid KOH in various forms and concentrations.
In addition to its potassium derivatives portfolio, Vynova PPC produces a range of fine chemicals, more precisely brominated organic products and mineral bromides manufactured by means of bromination and hydrobromination technologies. The site also provides bromine recovery services from customers’ process streams, thereby contributing to a sustainable management of resources. Vynova PPC’s brominated derivatives portfolio is marketed under the umbrella of our ICIG sister company WeylChem.
Potassium derivatives are crucial to many manufacturing and processing industries and are used in a variety of markets ranging from agrochemicals, food and feed, to pharmaceuticals, consumer care and industrial applications.
Brominated derivatives are widely used as intermediates in specialty chemicals, in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industry and in the cosmetics industry.
The history of the Thann site dates back more than 200 years. Since the foundation of the first chemical plant on the site in 1808, Vynova PPC has grown to one of the region’s most prominent employers with more than 235 committed employees. Discover the most important milestones in the site’s history further down this page.
As a responsible manufacturer, Vynova PPC is certified for the ISO 9001 quality management standards, the ISO 14001 standards for environmental management and the ISO 50001 energy management system standards.
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Potassium Hydroxide (KOH), Potassium Carbonate (K2CO3), Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCI), Hydrochloric Acid (HCl), Brominated Organic Products, Mineral Bromides
Vynova PPC operates with respect towards the environment and with consideration towards the health of our employees and communities by implementing safe manufacturing processes. Our commitment to quality, safety and environmental accountability is summed up in the Vynova Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) policy, which you can consult on the dedicated page.
You can download the ISO certificates of Vynova PPC SAS via below links (please note that the certificates still feature the company's previous name 'Potasse et Produits Chimiques SAS'. Certificates with the new company name are currently in progress):
✓ Vynova PPC SAS - ISO 9001:2015 (French version)
✓ Vynova PPC SAS - ISO 14001:2015 (French version)
✓ Vynova PPC SAS - ISO 50001:2011 (French version)
Other documentation for contractors and suppliers can be found in the section below.
Are you a contractor or supplier for Vynova PPC? Here you will find useful documents and guidelines. Also, please regard the safety-related documentation included in our Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) section above.
You can find the general terms and conditions of purchase of Vynova PPC SAS (French version) on this page.
Representatives of the Polymers for Europe Alliance travelled to Vynova’s site at Wilhelmshaven (Germany), to present the new criteria for the upcoming Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe, and to discuss the future of the industry. The visit facilitated a productive exchange on the state of the polymer industry, best practices, and the future of polymer production.