Mineral Specialties division

Our Mineral Specialties division is a leading producer and distributor of sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, sodium silicate and nabions™.  Our key end-markets include pharmaceutical and healthcare, food and feed, environment, home care, automotive and construction.

The business division operates on a business model that practices cost leadership through the backward integration into captive raw materials and energy supply and downstream integration from sodium carbonate to sodium bicarbonate and sodium silicate.




Novacarb is Europe’s second producer of sodium bicarbonate and third manufacturer of sodium carbonate.

A major player in its field in the west, Novacarb puts customer satisfaction at the heart of its commitments. Read more about Novacarb




Novabion, based in Nogent l’Artaud (France), produces sodium silicates and is a major player in mineral chemistry.

Novabion produces 3 range of products (30,000 tons per year) : glassy silicates and liquid silicates. Read more about Novabion



Novabay is a new production unit in Singapore producing high-quality sodium bicarbonate.

Based on the Bianca technology successfully developed by Novacarb in France, this state-of the-art facility produces high-quality sodium bicarbonate grades to serve the growing Asian demand in pharmaceutical and healthcare, dialysis, personal care, food and other industrial applications. Read more about Novabay





Key figures :

380 people


4 production sites


Second sodium bicarbonate player in Europe

Third sodium carbonate player in Europe