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Production Evos Rotterdam

Production Evos Rotterdam

Next to being a major hub for the storage and transshipment of Methanol, Evos Rotterdam also uses this molecule for the production of three derivatives :

  • Formaldehyde
  • Paraformaldehyde
  • Hexamethylenetetramine
The production is integrated with the methanol tankfarm.

The Formaldehyde production process starts with methanol being converted by a silver catalyst process into Formaldehyde gas, which in turn is dissolved in water to an aqueous solution of 54%, containing max 1% of methanol.  From that base product we blend the product with deionised water and methanol to meet our customers specification. Formaldehyde is available in bulk truck loads and sea going vessels.
Paraformaldehyde is a low molecular weight polymer obtained by vacuum distillation of aqueous formaldehyde.  Our product is free flowing and has a high reactivity. Paraformaldehyde is available in 25 kg bags, and in 500 & 1,000 kg big bags. The product can also be delivered in bulk.
Hexamethylenetetramine (Hexamine) is obtained by reaction of formaldehyde with ammonia. Hexamine is available in 25 kg bags, and in 500 & 1,000 kg big bags.

As one of the most important compounds in organic chemistry formaldehyde and paraformaldehyde show a very wide range of functions and applications. A summary of only the major uses is listed below

  • Various types of resins (including phenolic and amino resins) for coating, rubber, adhesive, moulding powder, foundry, paper, laminating, chipboard and plywood industry
  • Production of MDI
  • Production of pentaerythritol and polyacetal resins
  • (Agricultural) bactericide and fungicide
  • Disinfectant for fermentation processes and soil sterilization
  • Fumigant (e.g. in poultry houses) ! metal working fluids
  • Preservatives
  • Insecticides and pesticides
  • Fertilizers
  • Intermediate for the production of dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals and functional chemicals
  • Oil field chemicals
  • Leather and fur industries

Hexamine has a specific range of applications:

  • Phenolic resins (cross linking agent)
  • Coatings, adhesives and sealants
  • Rubber
  • Production of corrosion inhibitors
  • Production of fuel tablets for camping stoves
Address: Evos Rotterdam
Merwedeweg 20
3198 LH Europoort Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0)181 26 33 55

Commercial Contact

Name: Bjorn van Wijngen