A new CyPlus Idesa sodium cyanide production plant was recently inaugurated with a ceremony in Veracruz, Mexico. CyPlus Idesa is a joint venture between German Evonik and Mexican Grupo IDESA. The new sodium cyanide plant has a capacity of 40,000 metric tons (mt) and uses state-of-the-art hydrocyanic acid and cyanide technologies.

“The new local production facility will make us an even better and more flexible supplier for our customers in the region. The facility represents another important step in the growth strategy of Evonik,” said Dr. Klaus Engel, chairman, Evonik Industries.

Special attention was dedicated to the compliance of all environmental and safety regulations ensuring that production of sodium cyanide complies with the provisions of the International Cyanide Management Code (ICMC).