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KAPACHIM has started in Greece as a small sulphonation company. Since then, it has developed significantly and nowadays has become one of the largest sulphonation and sulphation complexes worldwide. In parallel, it has diversified its prodcution activity in a variety of different chemical groups. Our history is shortly described below.

  • KAPACHIM was initially founded in 1974 in Athens and has been operating a chemical production unit until 1987.
  • KAPACHIM installs its first film reactor sulphonation plant in 1989 in the area of Inofita, which is located 60 km north of Athens. The annual capacity of the first plant was 3600 tons of LABSA.
  • In 1996, due to the high demand of the market and in conjunction with the high standards of our products, the capacity of our factory increased to 15000 tons of LABSA per year.
  • In 1999 KAPACHIM integrated a new investment in Greece by establishing a multi-purpose plant for the production of betaines, amides and other specialties.
  • KAPACHIM adopts the ISO 9001 quality standard of the TUV CERTIFICATION.
  • In 2006 KAPACHIM understands the need s of the greek market and starts the design of a new Chlor-Alkali unit in the Greek area.
  • In 2009 KAPACHIM has started a Chlor-Alkali plant with annual capacity of 4000 tons of Cl2, used mainly for the production of Sodium Hypochlorite. The technology of this factory is membrane electrolysis.
  • In 2011 KAPACHIM started the new HCL and caustic soda unit
  • In 2014 KAPACHIM instaled a new sulfonation reactor according to the companies own design
  • In 2016 KAPACHIM increased the capacity of the Chlor-Alkali plant in 10.000 tons per year
 
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