The Sodium tripolyphosphate produced by the Chemical Society ALKIMIA is a phosphate salt obtained through a chemical process developed in-house to obtain a quality product by neutralizing Tunisian phosphoric acid (H3PO4) fertilizer quality with imported caustic soda (NaOH) and / or soda ash (Na2CO3). The STPP is used mainly in the powders detergent industries and in the ceramic one also. See attached MSDF
The Chemical Society ALKIMIA has made several projects of technical developments and expansions to improve the quality of its product and achieve the capacity of 140000 tpa in July 2004.
In order to meet the growing needs of its STPP customers which cannot be satisfied from the only plant of Gabes, Chemical Society ALKIMIA, has taken in 2006 a 55% shareholding in the Company KIMIAL SpA in Algeria. After the start up of the new unit of Annaba, in June 2009, the group ALKIMIA has increased the production capacity 140000 to 200000 tpy.
After having increased the production capacity of sodium tripolyphosphate to 200,000 tpa and renovated its facilities, the Chemical Society ALKIMIA has now reached a stage of development which allows it to market and produce other chemicals. Thus, it has been decided to create ALKIMIA-Packaging Ltd, subsidiary at 100%, for packaging and marketing of soda ash (Na2CO3) in Tunisia and North Africa.
Current Shareholders :
- Groupe Chimique Tunisien : 39,1%
- IMER Company : 22,12%
- Driss Group : 17,05%
- CARTE INSURANCE : 9,77%
- S.T.E.C : 7,23%
- Other shareholders : 4, 73%
- The Chemical Society ALKIMIA employs 302 permanent employees including 34 senior