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Open Access The Vitamin E Expansion Project (VITEX)

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Following an extensive internal site evaluation process, in 2000 Hoffmann-La Roche (the former Roche Vitamins Division belongs today to DSM through an acquisition in October 2003 as DSM Nutritional Products) made the decision to build the world's largest Vitamin E plant in Switzerland. This article describes the necessity for this major investment, the decision-making process, the course of the project, and its outcome. In conclusion the decision is challenged in the light of today's general conditions.
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Keywords: INDUSTRIAL SYNTHESIS; PROCESS TECHNOLOGY; SITE EVALUATION; TOCOPHEROL; VITAMIN E

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2005

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  • International Journal for Chemistry and Official Membership Journal of the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) and its Divisions

    CHIMIA, a scientific journal for chemistry in the broadest sense, is published 10 times a year and covers the interests of a wide and diverse readership. Contributions from all fields of chemistry and related areas are considered for publication in the form of Review Articles and Notes. A characteristic feature of CHIMIA are the thematic issues, each devoted to an area of great current significance.

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