Kisuma Chemicals shows the way to a sustainable future

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Kisuma Chemicals shows the way to a sustainable future

Kisuma Chemicals B.V. is one of Europe’s leading producers of Magnesium Hydroxide and the world’s largest producer of synthetic hydrotalcite.

The company’s highly pure synthetic magnesium compounds are used as acid scavengers and halogen free flame retardants by polymer production and the global processing, construction, automotive and information communication technology industries.

Kisuma Chemicals is building on its reputation as a leader within Europe’s chemical industry though its services, products and customer focused approach.

“Through the support of our parent company, Kyowa Chemical Industries, and our proximity to the world’s purest magnesium source in Veendam, the Netherlands, we have become the leader in magnesium compound production”, explains managing director Marcel Oolbekkink.

Established in 1999, Kisuma Chemicals has achieved significant growth over the last few years.

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Mr Marcel Oolbekkink Managing Director of Kisuma Chemicals B.V

Today, the company produces almost 30,000 metric tons of synthetic magnesium compounds.
Doing business in an often challenging industry, Oolbekkink recalls the company’s approach to facing market pressures and planning for the future:

Kisuma Chemicals shows the way to a sustainable future

“During the most recent global financial crisis, we received the ‘green-light’ from Kyowa Chemical Industries to retain, train, and invest in our workforce in order to be prepared for when the industry conditions improve. This long-term vision has really paid off for us”.

Kisuma Chemicals’ almost one hundred employees will celebrate the company’s twentieth anniversary next year and as the company’s first non-Japanese managing director, Oolbekkink is confident about the company’s future.

“We intend to deliver the best products to our customers and be a sustainable long-term employer. We will continue to co-operate with clients, universities, and research institutes as we strengthen our business and plan for future growth”.

The Company


Kisuma Chemicals
Magnesium products

Our Location:

 Billitonweg 7, Veendam 9640AK