Update on isopropanol plant expansion


Seqens Solvents & Phenol Specialties (SPS) is proud to confirm that its isopropanol (IPA) plant capacity expansion, originally announced in Q2 2020 and further authorized in November 2020, has been almost completed and due to be finalized as planned by end of Q1 2022.

Final engineering tests will be run from mid of February into March. A first IPA batch from the expanded plant will be manufactured not later than April 1st, fully in line with the expected program.

The new distillation columns populate the skyline of the Roussillon chemical platform

From that date, Seqens SPS will be able to add a yearly capacity of up to 50 Ktons of Iso propyl Alcohol. The total plant capacity in Roussillon will reach then 120 Kt per year of IPA, scoring a net increase of 70% vs the current production.

Our improved IPA plant will be run under new and enhanced energy standards, reducing the energy consumption by 66% and eliminating a minimum of 10 thousand Tons of CO2 emissions (equivalent to 2175 passenger vehicles driven in one year…or 1,216,426,465 number of smartphones charged…).

The new and expanded IPA production will be also certified by IPEC, achieving and guaranteeing the strict applications of GMP rules to all users of iso propyl Alcohol as a pharmaceutical excipient.

Stay tuned for further news!