The Dallas, TX-based company, producer of aluminum sulfate and other specialty chemicals, announces construction is nearing completion on its new Prattville, Alabama, facility. The environmentally friendly, zero-emissions facility will supply bulk aluminum sulfate and other specialty chemicals to local paper mills and other industrial and municipal customers.
DALLAS, TX, December 1, 2020 – Affinity Chemical LLC (www.affinitychemical.com), a leading supplier of bulk aluminum sulfate and other specialty chemicals, has announced construction is nearing completion for its aluminum sulfate (“alum”) manufacturing plant in the South Industrial Park, Prattville, AL.
The facility, which is expected to start up by mid-December 2020, sits on a multi-acre site with proximity to I-85, I-65, and railway connections. It is being developed to quickly bring online additional specialty chemical production as needed by Alabama’s growing industrial base.
The new facility’s location north of Montgomery, AL, was chosen due to the strong local business community and excellent workforce. It represents Affinity Chemical’s commitment to partnering with its industrial, pulp and paper, environmental, and municipal customers to provide high-quality aluminum sulfate with price security and dependable service.
“Affinity was born and continues to grow on one founding principle: understand the customers’ needs and deliver solutions to them through effective partnerships,” says Lance Johnson, Affinity Chemical’s managing partner. “We collaborate with both our customers and supply chain partners to build regional infrastructure so that we can offer consistent alum product along with exemplary service and transparent, predictable pricing.”
Environmentally friendly production
“We know Alabama is a leader in the development of clean chemical production, so we are happy to report our facility produces alum via a zero-emission, aluminum trihydrate (ATH) process,” says Johnson. Moreover, Affinity recycles excess alum from one batch and add it to the next batch, reducing waste and keeping raw material costs low. As a result, the Prattville plant has a small footprint with no by-products or waste streams. It does not need either on-site or off-site chemical waste collection or disposal.
About Affinity Chemical
Affinity Chemical LLC manufactures and supplies aluminum sulfate (alum) and other specialty chemicals such as ferrous sulfate. The company specializes in developing solutions for under-served commodity chemical markets. Its leadership team has deep experience in manufacturing, technology, marketing, and understanding the business side of the specialty chemicals industry. The company’s business model is relationship-driven and built on the leadership team’s personal integrity and honesty. Price transparency is integral.