Kisuma Chemicals produces two classes of synthetic magnesium products in Veendam (the Netherlands), Hydrotalcite and Magnesium Hydroxide. Our factory is conveniently located close to a highly pure and reliable source of Magnesium Chloride. That's why Magnesium is central in our organization and in our vision for the future. In this section, you can read more about the background of both materials, including our history of producing them and applications that have been developed by us.
We consider ourselves, through our parent company Kyowa Chemical Industry (Japan), to have been at the forefront of the development of synthetic hydrotalcite and we are still dedicating a significant amount of resources to R&D, and we are still dedicating a significant amount of resources in R&D, in order to continue the development of this material in new applications.
Next to developments with our current products, we are always open to explore the possibilities to produce new, specialty magnesium compounds with our unique and proprietary production technology. The focus of our research department is not only on hydrotalcites, but on all materials from the layered double hydroxide family.
Kisuma Chemicals manufactures synthetic magnesium compounds in Veendam, the Netherlands. Our Hydrotalcite and Magnesium Hydroxide products are used as acid scavengers and magnesium hydroxide by polymer production and processing industries around the world. To introduce new products for existing and new applications, we cooperate closely with customers, universities and research institutes. Magnesium is central in our Mission and Vision, but we are technically and commercially interested in all layered double hydroxides.
We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyowa Chemical Industry (Kagawa prefecture, Japan), the first company to industrially synthesize hydrotalcites in 1966. In the years that followed, continuous research and product development has ensured that the quality and expertise of Kyowa Chemical Industry and its subsidiaries are still unrivalled in the market today. As a group company, we are the leading producers of synthetic hydrotalcites and specialty magnesium materials in the world.
Our factory in Veendam, the Netherlands, was opened in 1999, but construction work practically never stopped. Having expanded the initial production capacity of the factory significantly, we can now produce close to 30,000 tons of magnesium compounds per year. This means that we operate the largest single production facility for synthetic hydrotalcites in the world. Our products are available any time - any place - any quantity, because we plan our production based on forecast rather than by order. This ensures optimal support and flexibility to our customers.