Poland's PCC Exol to build amphoteric surfactants production line

11 October 2013 17:14  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Poland's PCC Exol is to invest in a new production line for high-margin amphoteric surfactants, having won permission to locate the facility in a special economic zone, the company said on Friday.

Output from the production line, to be located in the Walbrzyska special economic zone near Poland's southwestern border with Germany, would be sold to makers of high-quality personal care products, PCC Exol added.

Production capacity would be approximately 5,000 tonnes/year while the minimum capital expenditure required for the investment would be zloty (Zl) 10.75m ($3.48m, €2.57m), the company said.

Construction of the production line should be completed by the end of December 2015, it added.

PCC Exol forecast that global demand for surfactants overall would reach 15.9m tonnes in 2018, 20% higher than in 2010, with increasing use of specialty surfactants such as the amphoteric variety driving growth.

Headquartered in Brzeg Dolny, southwestern Poland, the company has plants which can produce 40,000 tonnes/year of anionic surfactants and 60,000 tonnes/year of non-ionic surfactants.

PCC Exol is a subsidiary of Germany's PCC chemicals, energy and logistics group, and is Poland's only surfactants manufacturer.

($1 = €0.74, $1 = Zl 3.09, €1 = Zl 4.19)
By: Will Conroy
+44 20 8652 3214



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