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Permascand Receives Record Order

Eka Chemicals’ Permascand business has received the biggest order in its history, which will require the recruitment of extra employees.

The company—which manufactures products and equipment in titanium and nickel for use in electrochemical systems and various other applications—has received a large order for membrane cells from UK chemical firm Ineos.

Located in Runcorn near Liverpool, Ineos runs the second largest chlorine plant in Europe and the company’s management has decided to convert part of their production to the membrane process because of its economic and environmental benefits.

The project, called Genesis, has a budget of around EUR 500 million and the heart of the process consists of the membrane cells, which will be manufactured at the Permascand site in Ljungaverk, Sweden.

“We are experts in manufacturing products in titanium and nickel,” explained Permascand president Niklas Larsson. “Our professional skills in the electro-chemistry area are excellent and the reason why Ineos has placed this production in our hands.”

Membrane production will start directly after the summer and will continue for approximately 15 months.

(Released: August 6, 2004)