Bleaching chemicals plant starts up in Quebec
By Cindy Macdonald
Hydro Technologies (Canada) Inc., a supplier of high-performance bleaching solutions for the pulp and paper industry, has completed the construction and start-up of its new plant in Quebec, Que., less than two years after originally announcing the $20-million investment.
The company says the investment is primarily aimed at ensuring an uninterrupted long-term supply to its clients at competitive rates and attests to its commitment to the paper industry.
Hydro Technologies produces HY BRITE® bleaching liquors, which contain sodium hydrosulfite (SHS).
“We are extremely satisfied to have completed such a major project in so little time and within budget; we are even happier to have a plant that exceeds our expectations in terms of products manufactured and operational reliability,” said president and general manager Michel Crête.
Established in 1996, Hydro Technologies (Canada) Inc. is co-owned by the Belgian group Silox SA and Canadian company Gestion Infilise Inc. It is the largest liquid sodium hydrosulfite (SHS) producer in eastern North America.
Quadra Chemicals Ltd. is Hydro Technologies’s exclusive agent for its HY BRITE® bleaching formulations in Canada and the United States.