Performance Intermediates & Chemicals

A sustainable partner of choice

A pioneering leader with a powerful legacy – more than 120 years of experience and innovation.

We are a long-term partner of choice for our customers offering great value for money. Ensuring security of supply with the highest quality in specialty chemicals, we are committed to the highest environmental, health and safety standards in our sites in Visp (CH), Nanjing (CN) and Lake Charles (US). We are experienced in applications & regulations and local service in many countries.

Potentiating performance

Our state-of-the-art technologies will support you with innovative solutions.
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Performance Intermediates

Arxada’s AGU (Acetylene Generation Unit) in Visp, Switzerland is the backbone of a comprehensive, fully backward integrated chemical network (Verbund). Originating from this enabling technology we offer a variety of basic chemicals and performance intermediates based on special technologies like Hydrocyanic Acid- (HCN), Cyanogen chloride-, Acetylen-, Ethylene- and Ketene/Diketene- chemistry.

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PMDA

Pyromellitic Anhydride (PMDA) is produced in Nanjing, China and is a raw material for heat-resistant polyimide resins, films and coatings. PMDA is mainly applied as an intermediate for polyimide films as well as polyimide-based composite materials in flexible printed circuit boards, tape automated bonding, magnetic wire insulation, and other high-performance applications. It is also used as a curing agent for epoxy resins used in molding powders (to produce components for seal rings, thrust washers, special gaskets or thermal and electrical insulators), adhesives and coatings.

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Vitamin B3

Arxada Ltd. is a pioneer and global supplier of Vitamin B3 for both human and animal nutrition. We make Niacin & Niacinamide products accessible to our customers wherever it is needed to promote a healthier life. Based on high environmental and quality standards, two independent production sites in Switzerland and China allow highest level of security of supply.

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Hydrazine

Hydrazine is produced in Lake Charles, US. The business serves a diverse portfolio of applications including water treatment, lubricants, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, electronics and aerospace. Arxada (Arch Chemicals) has been the primary supplier of rocket propellants to the U.S. Government for more than 60 years.

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Our product applications

Our wide product portfolio provides state-of-the-art solutions for many applications.

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