Fine chemistry sector

Sodium methylate is a polyvalent chemical reagent which has been used for many decades in several industries to manufacture finished products with high added value such as pharmaceutical products, food additives, pigments and phytosanitary products.

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Sodium methylate is a polyvalent chemical reagent which has been used for many decades in several industries to manufacture finished products with high added value such as pharmaceutical products, food additives, pigments and phytosanitary products.
Sodium methylate in solution is also used in industry to manufacture polyisoprene rubber and in the production of silicones.

In the agricultural sector, insecticide and weedkiller manufacturers use sodium methylate as a methylation agent.

Finally sodium methylate is also widely used in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products, such as ascorbic acid, barbiturates and sulphamides and active ingredients.

With EnviroCat's mercury-free sodium methylate, you will be able to reduce your product qualification times and conduct your reactions without worrying about the devastating effects that mercury could cause. Certain reactions require the operator to be exposed to sodium methylate. Our product enables easier reactions while reducing the danger that exposure may bring to the health of your operators.

EnviroCat's mercury-free sodium methylate has been Kosher certified by the European Kosher certification bureau.

Product and production system

Product quality:

Our certification takes charge of standardising of the sodium methylate quality for marketing in the European Union.

EnviroCat has a laboratory on site which conducts the necessary analyses to ensure the quality of the final product and the product specifications required for mercury-free sodium-methylate.

Control down to the smallest detail of the production process is the guarantee of a high-quality end product.

Control down to the smallest detail of the production process is the guarantee of a high-quality end product.

Production system:

The EnviroCat production site is based in La Rochelle. This site, unique in Europe because of its continuous production process, is dedicated to the production of sodium methylate from metal sodium. The distinctive feature of this process is it does not use mercury, unlike other European producers of sodium methylate.

The site owns several storage tanks:

  • One sodium storage tank with a capacity of 30 m3
  • Three storage tanks for sodium methylate in solution with a capacity of 120 m3 each
  • Two tanks of methanol (planned for 2014 in partnership with SICA) with a capacity of 5000 m3 each, with double jacket.
  • The production plant has a 3 m3 capacity reactor for performing the reaction.
  •  An on-site filtration unit reduces the presence of calcium to 0% in the end product.

Advantages:
  •     The only sodium methylate in Europe guaranteed to be mercury free
  •     Packaging suitable for your requirements
  •     Very favourable ordering procedure