Novapex, major integrated producer of both Phenol and its downstream products and oxygenated solvents.

Novapex is a part of Novacap Performance Chemicals Division a leading organic chemical business that specializes in phenol and acetone. Fully upstream integrated in cumene, Novapex developed a high added value products specialty’s range as acetophenone, di-isopropylbenzene, and α-methylstyrene. Novapex also manufactures other oxygenated solvents, including high-grade isopropanol (IPA) and isopropyl acetate (IPAC).

Fully upstream integrated from cumene to speciality products and oxygenated solvents.

Novapex developed a high added value products specialty’s range thanks to our local partner and our propylene unit in Grand Serre.This local integration is source of competitiveness and environmental excellence.

Operational excellence : a fundamental value

Competitivness, stability, reliability and progress are key points to develop operational excellence. Our ambition is to maximize our performance in every step of our processes. We foster continuous improvement and manage operational excellence actions.

Innovation as a priority

Our R&D projects aim at developping new products, improving our manufacturing processes and finding new applications. In 2016, Novapex has been awarded the Pierre Potier Prize for its innovative new isopropyl acetate production process using reactive distillation.