Libra Speciality Chemicals: News

New Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) further advancements on site

Check out the progress of our new Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAPB) plant in Manchester, UK. Construction is well underway of the duplex reactors, allowing progress to take the next step on site.


With a state of the art design including a distillation column and two main reactors of 35,000 litres and 60,000 litres, we will be able to produce over 30k t/pa of surfactants used in personal care and cleaning applications.

Providing best in class quality and service we will be able to produce surfactants in 200kg drums, 1000kg IBC’s and Full Bulk tankers and continuing to deliver across the world.

This is a great step forward for the UK chemical manufacturing industry and Libra Speciality Chemicals is proud to be investing in this critical industry, cementing our future in the North West.

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