The Vitamin E Expansion Project (VITEX)

Authors

  • Gunther Hellmann

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2533/000942905777676984

Keywords:

Industrial synthesis, Process technology, Site evaluation, Tocopherol, Vitamin e

Abstract

Following an extensive internal site evaluation process, in 2000 Hoffmann-La Roche (the former Roche Vitamins Division belongs today to DSM through an acquisition in October 2003 as DSM Nutritional Products) made the decision to build the world's largest Vitamin E plant in Switzerland. This article describes the necessity for this major investment, the decision-making process, the course of the project, and its outcome. In conclusion the decision is challenged in the light of today's general conditions.

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Published

2005-01-01

How to Cite

[1]
G. Hellmann, Chimia 2005, 59, 7, DOI: 10.2533/000942905777676984.