As a result of a joint venture with SIPCHEM (Saudi International Petrochemical Company), HELM AG now plays a major role in the global acetic acid market.
Acetic acid is a colourless chemical product sold in large quantities. Its source is primarily petrochemical, with a small proportion of the production of acetic acid coming from renewable raw materials such as timber. There are also production processes in which the precursors of acetic acid are coal-based. Acetic acid can also be obtained as a co-product in the manufacture of Polyvinyl Alcohol.
Examples of applications
The main applications are in the production of Vinyl Acetate Monomer, Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Terephthalic Acid and Monochloroacetic Acid. The majority of Acetic Acid producers worldwide are involved in the subsequent product refinement stages.
As a raw material, Acetic Acid is used in the production of plastics such as PET, or even in cigarette filters, adhesives, cosmetics, perfumes and plastic film. Yet another field of application is in the food industry, thanks to the fact that the product’s acidity has a preservative effect. An additional application generating great demand: Acetic Acid is increasingly used as a de-icing agent for airport runways. The product is also highly suitable for use as a solvent for organic and inorganic compounds, and it therefore finds application as a reactant.
In Turkey it is mainly used in textile and garment industry for dyeing purposes.
- Bulk in seagoing vessels / barges
- Bulk in rail tank cars
- Bulk in road tank cars
- Bulk in iso tank containers
Other packaging solutions possible by agreement.
Special services associated with the product:
- With a vast number of loading possibilities, HELM can ensure short delivery times.