Mercan Kimya produces 88 Hydrowax in Turkey the first time
Mercan Kimya served 37 years in the chemical industry, has agreed with global giant Sasol about production of Hydrowax 88 and its derivatives which used in the production of glass fiber and rock wool. Mercan Kimya will supply requirement of Hydrowax 88 and its derivatives that Turkey’s dependent abroad raw material with Sasol brand.
Mercan Kimya would start production as soon as, Turkey’s annual requirement of 3 thousand tons of Hydrowax 88 and its derivatives will be supplied.
Gultekin Okay Salgar who is the Head of Board gave information about agreement and production and said “We will manufacture this material in our country. It brings added value and prevents import. Turkey is paying 7 million Euros in one year but from now we will produce it and save from dependence abroad. We are happy to produce it in Turkey especially in Denizli. This material is the first produced in Turkey by us. We are starting this production with our team and German partners.
Salgar stated that producing glass fiber chemicals and rockwool chemicals make a significant amount of import reduction in Turkey, "not only in the domestic market, but also we will export these substances outside the country. We will do this with globally giant Sasol company. Paraffin, liquid paraffin, petroleum jelly producer Mercan Kimya sells products in the domestic market and to 35 countries. With the production of Hydrowax 88 and its derivatives, foreign currency outflow will be prevented from Turkey, with the export foreign currency will be gained” he said.
3 THOUSAND TONS A YEAR WILL BE PRODUCED
Salgar expressed that it will be produced 500 tons in the first place, his speech concluded:
"We will raise it up to 3 thousand tons of it at regular intervals. Turkey market's capacity is that already. We do exports to the Middle East and Turkish Republics in the coming months. 7 million euros of products are imported contains that material. We will contribute to export as we prevent it."
Sasol company authorized Thomas Haas stated that they produce in Mercan Kimya in Turkey, "Consequence of our researches in Turkey we decided to produce Hydrowax 88 and its derivatives with Mercan Kimya as Sasol company. Now we do the production of Hydrowax 88 and its derivative materials in Turkey " he said.