Khalid Moharrum, David J. Bray

Innovative solutions for methanol
and formaldehyde production:
A Chemanol/Topsoe case story

Chemanol has managed to achieve extraordinary growth over the past 20 years from a relatively humble formaldehyde producer in Saudi Arabia to one of the largest methanol-derivative producers in the world. With USD 60 million in sales in 2004, it grew to USD 240 million in sales in 2013 during a
challenging global financial crisis half way through this period. How has this growth been achieved? Chemanol has been a forward-thinking, innovative company that has evaluated and exploited new Topsoe inventions which have resulted in a competitive edge, resulting in increased
profitability, and opened pathways to enhanced growth opportunities.