Ercros is an industrial group with centuries-old tradition. Its activity is diversified into three business segments: the chlorine derivatives division; the pharmaceuticals division and the intermediate chemicals division, this last focused on formaldehyde chemistry. Its workforce is made up of about 1,300 people distributed in 10 production centres, all located in Spain. The sales figure is around 650 million euros.
It’s one of the world's leading manufacturers of formaldehyde and derivatives of this product, such as paraformaldehyde; urea-formaldehyde, melamine-formaldehyde, etherified and phenol-formaldehyde glues and resins; pentaerythritol, dipentaerythritol and sodium formate; and moulding powder, under the Carbaicar brand. It has its own patented production processes. The joint export quota of these products reaches 65% of sales.
Ercros has its own R & D centre dedicated to formaldehyde, from where it has developed the families of Ercros Green + products (resins with a formaldehyde emission as low as natural wood) and Carbaicar HD (high density moulding powder that allows higher quality applications).