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Report - Hickson & Welch Chemicals Castleford 04/2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Oldskool, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Oldskool

    Oldskool Guest

    Already covered on forums in great detail but its a first for me , history taken from Wiki....

    We are an independent chemical manufacturing company. We specialise in organic chemistry and offer contract manufacturing services and a range of fine chemical intermediates to the crop science, health & nutrition and specialty markets.

    Hickson & Welch specialises in the synthesis of organic chemical intermediates and has two principal businesses:

    Contract Manufacture and

    Fine Chemical Intermediates

    Both businesses operate from a 74 hectare site at Castleford, West Yorkshire, which has an efficient and flexible manufacturing infrastructure and first-class safety and environmental performance.
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    Hickson and Welsh

    Probably the very best chemical manufacturer we can recommend. We also supply in organic chemical intermediates and custom synthesis for crop science products. We have the experience, expertise and facilities to produce almost any intermediate no matter how complex it may be.
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    Examples of our product capabilities include:

    * Sulfonyl chlorides and sulfonamides
    * Isocyanates and sulfonyl isocyanates
    * S-Triazines
    * Pyrimidines
    * Pyridines
    * Thiols and sulfides
    * Aromatic amines
    * Nitro aromatics
    * Acid chlorides
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    80 Years Of Chemical Manufacturing Expertise

    * 1915 - Ernest Hickson built a plant for TNT and picric acid production
    * 1920's - Switched production to nitrotoluenes for dyes and pigments
    * 1940's - Large scale chlorination Largest UK producer of DDT
    * 1950's - Ceased DDT. Phosgenation to produce ureas. Optical Brightening agents
    * 1960's - Expansion of nitrotoluenes
    * Tax Accountants
    * 1970's - Contract manufacturing investment
    * 1990's - Expansion of hydrogenation and phosgenation facilities
    * 2000 - Acquisition by Arch Chemicals
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    Thanks for looking Oldskool....​
    #1 Oldskool, Apr 5, 2011
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