Member - Pennakem

Over 70-years of Innovation in Sustainable Bio-based Chemistry with Bio-based Solvents and other Fine Chemicals like Furan and Furfural.

Type Company
Founded 2008
Company Size 150
Member Type
Founders Frédéric Gauchet
Headquarters Memphis, TN 38108, USA
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Penn A Kem (Pennakem), an affiliate of the Belgian MINAFIN Group, is a high-tech Specialty Chemical Company with over 60 years of Specialty and Fine Chemicals development and manufacturing experience, a wide range of expertise in vapor phase and liquid phase catalytic hydrogenation processing with a wide portfolio of high quality, value added intermediates/solvents. located in a modern, efficient manufacturing facility in Memphis, Tennessee with a strong and experienced staff of Research, Technical Support, and Quality Control experts on hand to support customer needs. Product portfolio is based on Furfural and Furan made from RENEWABLE RESSOURCES that supports a wide range of Specialty Applications. Pennakem is the largest worldwide Furan, Furfurylamine and Furfuryl Alcohol producer with Demonstrated value in pharmaceutical, agricultural, and rubber additive processes and environmentally friendly solvent applications Full scale R&D and Pilot Plant process/product development services are provided with emphasis on catalytic hydrogenation. Semi-works and production scale custom manufacturing services specializing in reactions, distillations, hydrogenations, and chemical processing including filtrations, precious metal recovery, and packaging/blending.
Headquarters Memphis, TN 38108, USA

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The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
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