HPAPI expansion at Olon
During its 2020 results presentation, Italian API producer Olon announced the completion of a large-scale, multi-purpose, high-containment HPAPI production line at its Rodano site near Milan. This is already available to customers, the firm added.
The line strengthens the synthesis, finishing and drying section, to manage acid-based reactions. It can produce batches of up to 250 kg to the OEB5 containment band for both highly active and highly toxic products (OEL 0.1-1 μg/m3). Both primary and secondary containment have been designed in to avoid diffusion of the active substances in the working environment.
During 2021, Olon said that it invested over €65 million “to boost most advanced technology platforms and expanding production capacity as well”. Rodano has been a particular focus, with €13 million being spent to increase capacity and to improve process quality standards and worker safety. The HPAPI investment was part of this.