The new chlorine-alkali electrolysis plant produces up to 47’000 tons of chlorine gas (Cl2) per year and 53’000 tonnes sodium hydroxide (NaOH) per year out of ordinary salt (NaCl) which comes directly from the Schweizer Salinen. The new membrane-based electrolysis process replaces the old so-called amalgam process which involved mercury. It uses not only 30% less electric energy which is equivalent to savings for 10’000 households, but the increased production eliminates also the transport of chlorine components and increases thereby the overall safety profile.
It is a moment of celebration when a most modern production building with total costs of 55m CHF is officially inaugurated. And that is exactly what CABB did on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 on their production site in Pratteln. About 180 invited guests including member of the government of the canton Basellandschaft, Thomas Weber, were welcomed by Thomas Eizenhöfer, Head of Business Unit Custom Manufacturing and Peter Z.E. Vanacker, CEO of CABB Group GmbH.