The backbone of our business
We produce about six million tons of salt every year in Mariager, Denmark, and at our factories in Delfzijl and Hengelo, the Netherlands – the two largest vacuum salt plants in the world.
We produce our salt using vacuum salt technology, which employs raw brine combined with steam and electricity. Raw brine is produced through solution mining and our salt, in turn, is created using evaporation and crystallization processes.
Our production capabilities enable us to provide high-quality products to multiple markets, such as chlor-alkali, chlorate, textile, oil and gas, and water softening.
The value of salt
Salt from our own Dutch soil is an irreplaceable and essential raw material. It is the basis for many of the products we use every day, and the sustainable technologies of the future are also becoming increasingly dependent on Dutch salt. Consultancy firm Roland Berger mapped out the social and economic benefits of salt production in the Netherlands.
Our high-purity vacuum salt is produced with a minimum of 99.9% NaCl, which eliminates the need for further purification steps, ensures high-quality end products, and protects valuable equipment.
Our vacuum road salt distinguishes itself from other de-icing salts because of its purity, which enables it to stick well to road surfaces. And due to its unique grain size, less of our road salt is needed per m2.