Desmet Ballestra S.p.A.
Desmet Ballestra S.p.A is a process engineering company with proprietary technologies in many areas of the organic and inorganic chemical industry.
Desmet Ballestra S.p.A can offer unique skill and experience in the design and supply of production plants for surfactants, formulated detergents and auxiliaries for the Detergent Industry.
Desmet Ballestra S.p.A is the product center of the Desmet Ballestra Group in the field of Detergent, Surfactant and Chemical Technologies.
Desmet Ballestra S.p.A is very active in research and the continuous development of Detergent, Surfactant and Chemical Technologies and gives technical and commercial support to the entire Desmet Ballestra network of companies all over the world
Since the beginning of its operation in 1960 Ballestra S.p.A. focused on the design and supply of modern, efficient and easy-to-operate production plants for sulphonation and detergent production, at that time still using old technology and scarcely efficient production methods.
One of the first innovations introduced by Ballestra was the use of gaseous SO3 in place of oleum as a sulphonation agent and the optimisation of the continuous sulphonation process for production of anionic surfactants, reaching yield and product quality never achieved before.
Through continuous technological development, Ballestra has been progressively building up and consolidating its leading role in the design and supply of plants for surfactants and powder detergent production.
Over 1.800 Ballestra plants are spread over 120 countries and have been contributing a substantial percentage of the worldwide surfactants and detergent production, making Ballestra's name a landmark in the supply of technologies for the Surfactant and Detergent Industry, having supplied sulphonation plants up to 150,000 T/Year capacity and spray drying towers up to 250,000 T/Year capacity.
During its 45 years of operation, Ballestra has also designed and supplied many plants for the organic and inorganic chemical industry, widening its activities. Many plants requiring investments of over 100 millions € have been successfully supplied and started up, most of them connected to the surfactant, detergent and oleochemical industry.The recent integration of Ballestra in the Desmet Ballestra Group has substantially enhanced the Ballestra presence in the world markets and its capability to offer cost competitive plants with a strong local management support, close to the customers.
Resources and capabilities
- 150 employees and full time consultants
- R&D center with laboratories and full scale pilot plants
- ISO 9000 Certification
- Up to 250,000 engineering hours capability per year
- 3-D computer design
- Capability to supply all the range of services from feasibility studies to turn-key projects
- In-house fabrication of proprietary equipment
- Project financing
- Counter-trade and/or buyback and/or off-take contracts of the production of the plants to be supplied, you can contact our company directly or the trading company associated with our group:
- Desmet Ballestra S.p.a
Via Piero Portaluppi 17
20138 Milano (Italy)
Ph + 39 02 50831 - Fax + 39 02 58018449
Haiti, a country to be helped
Desmet Ballestra's commitment is to assist and "give a future" to many children of the Francisville Project in Port au Prince - Haiti where an industrial center is being created.