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Valtris Specialty Chemicals announces successful expansion of the production capacity of Benzaldehyde in Europe

Independence, OH USA – Valtris Specialty Chemicals has successfully increased production capacity at its Advanced Organics site at Tessenderlo, Belgium.

“Following the 2020 expansion at our Tessenderlo site for both Benzyl Chloride and Orthochlorobenzyl Chloride, we are pleased to announce the successful implementation of the next stage in our expansion plans. Nine months ago, we set out improve our ability to meet the needs of our customer with a 20% increase in our Benzaldehyde capacity, and we successfully completed the project on time and to budget” said Paul Angus, CEO of Valtris Specialty Chemicals.

Benzaldehyde is a key raw material in the production of hexylcinnamaldehyde, and other aroma chemicals widely used in the flavor and fragrance industry, especially in cleaning products,

With three production sites globally, Valtris Advanced Organics serves worldwide customers with a portfolio of chlorinated toluene derivatives, used in many different end-markets including agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, construction and automotive. Furthermore, Valtris Advanced Organics has proved itself to be a reliable, global player in the production of key raw materials used in cleaning agents, hand sanitizers and personal care products.

“Looking to the future”, according to Dr. Louise Calviou, VP Global Advanced Organics, “we will continue to invest in our business to ensure we can continue to grow together with our customers and to serve the global market.”

site at Tessenderlo, Belgium


Valtris Advanced Organics

Valtris Specialty Chemicals acquired INEOS ChloroToluenes from INEOS Enterprises in August 2018 and integrated this within the Valtris Specialty Chemicals group as a separate business unit “Valtris Advanced Organics (“VAO”). With production facilities in US, Belgium and the Netherlands, VAO is a leading producer of chlorinated toluenes and related derivatives that are used in coatings, flavor & fragrance, personal care and pharmaceutical applications.

About Valtris Specialty Chemicals
Valtris Specialty Chemicals, headquartered in Independence, OH, is a leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals, primarily used as additives in the production and processing of plastics, and chemical precursors used in coatings, flavor and fragrance, personal care and pharmaceutical applications. By operating nine facilities globally, Valtris offers an unmatched range of complimentary products for the specific needs of the diverse customer base.

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