Libra Speciality Chemicals are a leading UK chemical manufacturer and global distributor of surfactants and speciality industrial chemicals. Chemicals are supplied into various industrial markets including Household & Institutional Cleaning, Personal Care and Industrial sectors including Oil Fields, Agriculture, Lubricants, Metal Working and Coating markets. We provide high-quality products and services to the chemical industry.
Since 1971, Libra Speciality Chemicals has provided high-quality products and services to the Chemical Industry.
In 1994 Libra purchased adjacent land and implemented a major capital investment programme to build a new plant, laboratories, warehousing and offices to meet the growing demands of both our customers and legislation and we continue to invest for the future.
The five-acre manufacturing site, based on the Northbank Industrial Estate in Irlam, Manchester is within easy access of the M6, M62 and M60 motorways, giving us ideal transport links to service our customers around the UK and to export markets.
For over 40 years Libra has been setting the standards in the provision of high-quality products and services to the chemical industry. Our formula for success has been and will continue to be total customer satisfaction; it is the driving force behind everything we do.
We offer 3 complimentary services:
Libra product range
UK distributors for Kolb nonionic surfactants
Contract manufacturing service
– phosphate esters
– non-ionic blends and dilutions
– anionics, sulphosuccinates, alkyl benzene sulphonates
– soaps, alkyl ether carboxylates, alkanolamides, alkyl ether sulphamates
With ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001and IPPC authorisation we can undertake batch reactions from 1 to 30 tonnes and blends from 1 to 50 tonnes, with vacuum, reflux and nitrogen blanketing as required and a hot oil facility to 300oC.
Our highly flexible stainless steel vessels are all equipped with heating, cooling, circulation, agitation and filtration. All equipment is flameproof, hence we can handle both aqueous and solvent-based products and we can fill into any pack size from 5 litres to drums and IBC’s, through to bulk tankers.
Inline and in-vessel high shear mixers are complemented by a 3 tonne per hour homogenisation unit for the production of emulsions and dispersions.
Our solids handling facility offers powder blending, kibbling, and grinding, with pack sizes from 5kg to tonne bags and bulk tankers, together with product repacking and reworking.