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AkzoNobel expands pharmaceutical salt

by Michael McCoy
October 16, 2017 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 95, ISSUE 41

Credit: AkzoNobel
Pharmaceutical-grade salt is used in dialysis solutions and in liquid medications, AkzoNobel says.

AkzoNobel has completed the expansion of a plant in Mariager, Denmark, that makes pharmaceutical-grade salt. The project increases capacity by 60% for what Nils van der Plas, general manager of AkzoNobel’s salt business, calls “the purest salt in the world.” The main market for drug-grade salt is dialysis solutions. The firm says it had been struggling to keep up with demand.

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