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Evonik and Idesa form joint venture to build sodium cyanide plant in Mexico

4:15 PM MST | March 4, 2013

Evonik Industries says that its CyPlus (Hanau, Germany) subsidiary and Grupo Idesa (Mexico City) are close to signing a joint venture agreement for the construction of a sodium cyanide plant at Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. The planned jv facility will have a production capacity of 40,000 m.t./year and is expected to become operational in the first quarter of 2015, Evonik says. The gold and silver mining industry is the main cyanide consumer: Sodium cyanide is the most efficient and cost-effective agent for the extraction of these metals, Evonik says. Mexico’s...

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