Potasse et Produits Chimiques SAS (PPC)

Potasse et Produits Chimiques SAS (PPC) is a producer of fine and specialty chemicals, located in the eastern part of France, on the Swiss and German borders.  The site is accessible by road and rail, close to the Rhine river.

PPC is renowned for the synthesis of organic compounds based on bromination, hydrobromination and derivates technologies. PPC is also as a leading producer of potassium derivatives.  The site also provides extended bromine recovery services from customer’s process streams, thereby contributing to a sustainable management of resources.

In 2015, PPC has invested in a membrane based electrolysis, switching thus to an environmental friendly technology. After 18 months of conversion work, PPC produces now Chlorine and Potassium Hydroxide 100% from this unit.

Core technologies

  • Bromination
  • Halogenation
  • Hydrobromination
  • Transhalogenation


PPC is ISO 9 001, 50 001 and 14001 certified.
PPC is a signatory to the Responsible Care® Global Charter


1808 Foundation of the chemical plant by Charles KESTNER
1927 Start up a potassium electrolysis unit
1931 First bromine derivatives manufacturing
1932 Renamed PPC Potasse et Produits Chimiques
1971 Becomes a subsidiary from Rhone Poulenc
1993 Acquired by ETHYL Corporation, renamed Albemarle PPC
2006 Acquired by ICIG and integrated in the WeylChem Group of Companies


95 rue du General de Gaulle, BP 60090
68802 Thann-Cedex

Phone +33 (0) 3 8938 4462
Fax +33 (0) 3 8938 4638


Luc Leunis