ABOUT VYNOVA PPC

Vynova PPC 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.

Our 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 our 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.

FACTS AND FIGURES

EMPLOYEES

Ca. 235

SURFACE AREA

Ca. 7.7 ha

ON-SITE PRODUCTION

Since 1808

PRODUCTS MADE ON-SITE

Chlorine (Cl2),
Potassium Hydroxide (KOH), Potassium Carbonate (K2CO3), Sodium Hypochlorite (NaOCI), Hydrochloric Acid (HCl), Brominated Organic Products, Mineral Bromides

OUR HISTORY

2019

Potasse et Produits Chimiques joins Vynova Group on 1 July and is renamed Vynova PPC. The integration of the Thann site brings the number of Vynova sites to six.

2016

The potassium derivatives sales and marketing activities of Potasse et Produits Chimiques are brought under the Vynova umbrella.

2015

Start-up of a new state-of-the-art membrane electrolysis facility for the production of potassium hydroxide (KOH).

2013

Construction starts on a new membrane electrolysis plant for potassium hydroxide (KOH).

2006

The company is acquired by International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG) and integrated into ICIG’s Fine Chemicals platform, the WeylChem Group of Companies. The company is again renamed Potasse et Produits Chimiques.

1994

Ethyl Corporation's specialty chemicals business is spun off as an independent, publicly traded company named Albemarle Corporation. PPC is renamed Albemarle PPC.

1993

PPC is acquired by the American group Ethyl Corporation, one of the world’s leading companies for brominated products.

1971

PPC becomes a subsidiary of the French chemical group Rhône-Poulenc.

1951

First production of brominated organic products.

1932

First production of mineral bromides.

1931

The company is renamed Potasse et Produits Chimiques (PPC).

1927

Start-up of a potassium electrolysis unit.

1816

The Kestner Frères company employs 30 people and produces sulfuric, nitric and tartaric acids.

1808

Industrialist Philippe-Charles Kestner and Thann pharmacist Joseph Willien sign a memorandum of association for the manufacturing of chemical products in Thann, ratifying the birth of the Thann chemical site.

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SAFETY, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND QUALITY

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 (English version)
✓ Vynova PPC SAS - ISO 14001:2015 (English version)
✓ Vynova PPC SAS - ISO 50001:2011 (English version)

✓ 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.

CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS

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.

CONTACT US

VYNOVA PPC

95 rue du Général de Gaulle
BP 60090
68802 Thann Cedex
France
+33 (0)3 89 38 46 00

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