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Draslovka Holding B.V. is a Dutch based privately owned holding company, dealing in speciality chemicals and proprietary manufacturing technologies. Our goal is to build a comprehensive portfolio of chemical companies, with interface between these to ensure synergy of production and services.

In its early days, the focus of the company lay in the production of hydrogen cyanide, but an extensive line of industrial products and services has since emerged. Today, Draslovka Holding B.V. stands on the three business pillars of industrial chemicals, chemical specialities and agricultural science.

Our present focus is on CN-based chemical specialities and agricultural chemicals, including next-generation fumigants and biocides. In order to both meet our goals and honour our core values, we continuously seek investments that will fit, strategically as well as culturally, within our family business structure. Currently, we are actively searching for prospective acquisitions, in order to further improve the value and quality of our products and services.

Vision

 

Our vision is to use innovative and sustainable chemicals to improve the quality of human life.

 

Mission

We work, relentlessly, to provide innovative products, superior services and technical solutions to solve current and future challenges caused by the growing demand for food, consumer goods and energy conservation.

Business Units

Draslovka Holding B.V. currently has three business units, located in the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Australia.

Draslovka Holding B.V.
Lucebni zavody Draslovka a.s. Kolin
Draslovka Services Pty Ltd.

Safety First

Our production plant was, initially, set up in an isolated field outside the industrial city of Kolin, just north-east of Prague. But as Kolin grew the plant found itself, no longer in isolation, but part of the city.

It is no secret that cyanide chemicals are highly toxic and can pose a potential threat to any nearby residential area. Yet, it was this very threat that compelled Draslovka to implement the strictest and most up-to-date safety measures, in line with European regulations and international standards, to ensure the safety of both its employees and the residents of Kolin. These measures are applied throughout the processes of handling raw materials, production, storage of chemical products and transportation.

Draslovka Holding B.V. is a member of Mutual Aid Scheme and TRINS integrating emergency systems, holding a certification under the ISO 14001 standard and the International Cyanide Management Code. In addition, we were presented with the Responsible Care Award by the European Chemical Industry Council. Moreover, we work, closely, with our customers and partners to help them improve their own safety measures and systems in the handling of our products.

Flexibility and creativity: nothing too big or too small.

The magic of bringing an idea to life has always entranced us, and it is the challenge and process of moving a molecule from the laboratory to mass production that continues to drive our business. To some, certain projects might seem too small or too complicated to deal with. Not so with us.

Thanks to internal sources of highly purified liquid hydrogen cyanide (HCN) , cyanogen chlorine (ClCN) and ethanedinitrile (C2N2), we are able to synthesize a large variety of chemical specialities, using straightforward and simple production methods. This gives us a unique position in CN- and CN+ based synthesis and the manufacture of its downstream products. Moreover, being a private company allows us to act swiftly when answering our customers' requirements.

If you would like to learn more about the chemical groups we work with and the products we can produce, please go to our Chemical Specialities subpage.

Manufacturing Excellence

Draslovka has more than 100 years of experience in hydrogen cyanide (HCN) production and HCN chemistry. We produce fully synthetic and highly purified liquid HCN, which undergoes further processing for application in downstream products. This is all done in state-of-the-art production facilities under the strictest safety standards.

In addition, all of our manufacturing processes are certified under the ISO 9001 standard with a portion of these also certified under the HACCP system (an international food and food additives production standard). This certification is granted by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance and is reissued every year following an audit. We are open to inspections by our customers, as well, who regularly audit our facilities themselves.

Our production and technological processes enable us to produce wide range of products and, if you would like to know more about them, please visit our Production Portfolio.

Personal Approach

Draslovka Holding B.V. is a private company built upon a holding structure owned by multiple families. A personal and transparent relationship with our suppliers, customers and partners is what we believe in and is the only sustainable approach to business, in our view.  Understanding our partners’ needs and clearly explaining our means of meeting those needs benefits everyone involved.

The best way to experience our approach, first hand, is to contact our management or our sales department, so we can start building a long-term partnership with you.

From research and development to industrial production.

We have more than 22 in-house research and development specialists whose work, primarily, focuses on the the field of CN- and CN+ chemistry, an area in which we have more than a century of experience and know-how.  It is quite common for customers to approach us with a molecule, on paper, that they would like synthesised. We welcome such projects, because we are well-equipped for them, at both the laboratory and production (both pilot and industrial) levels.

If you are interested to learn more about our research and technical capabilities and what syntheses we typically perform, please consult our Chemical Specialities subpage.

Global Reach

Although we straddle the border between medium and large enterprise, our reach in supplying our clients' extends on a global scale. Despite our relatively small size, compared to some other chemical brands, Draslovka Holding B.V. stands as a worldwide leader in certain product areas. For example, in the case of Diphenylguanidine (DPG), a vulcanization agent for tyre and rubber manufacturing, we supply more than 40% of EU demand and 15% of world demand. Another prime example is the fumigant and specialty gas EDN, of which Draslovka Holding B.V. is currently the only industrial producer in the world. Besides these, we have a number of new projects in the pipeline that are expected to make a significant impact on the global market. In recognition of our long-standing contributions to work in the alkali cyanides sector, Draslovka Holding B.V. holds a vice-chairmanship position in the Cefic Cyanide Sector group, which is the global ruling authority on the production and use of alkali cyanides.

Transparency

Draslovka Holding B.V. is the sole shareholder of the Draslovka group and is incorporated in The Netherlands. The owners of Draslovka Holding B.V. are four closely cooperating families. We value the trust of our partners and strive for transparency and openness with our stakeholders. Our company is audited by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, annualy, the results of which are available to the public. As a strategic domestic manufacturer, we have a very open relationship with both governmental and non-governmental organizations, in the Czech Republic. To enhance the trust of public and state safety organizations and as a demonstration of confidence in our internal safety mechanisms, we have developed a unique system that allows these organizations to access our safety and monitoring system, at any point in time. In addition, we are subject to approximately 40-50 audits and controls per year, which include those by governmental & non-governmental customers.

All our products

EDN FUMIGAS

EDN® FUMIGAS is an ozone-friendly alternative to methyl bromide. Its advantages are better penetration characteristics, higher efficacy and shorter application time.

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DPG

DiPhenylGuanidine is a vulcanization agent that increases the rigidity of natural rubber. This chemical sees greatest use in the tyre industry, where high performance rubber is essential. 

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Potassium Cyanide

Ever wondered how some things get their shiny surface? Potassium cyanide is the chemical of choice in surface treatment, electroplating and gilding.

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Sodium Cyanide

Sodium cyanide is most frequently used in precious metals mining and recovery. It also provides one of the most common and effective methods of leaching gold and other precious metals form the ore.

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Chelating Agents

Chelating agents like EthyleneDiamineTetraacetic Acid (EDTA) and its salts are most frequently used in the pulp and paper industries.

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Fertilizers

Just as any living organism, soil needs nutrients to stay healthy. We specialize in nitrogen and sulphur delivery to the soil, and our liquid fertilizers are amongst the most competitive in the market.

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Resins

Resins can be of either natural or synthetic origin, with quite differing properties. Draslovka works, mainly, with polymer-based resins used in niche markets, such as restoration, and with components for special colours, coatings, and glues.

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BLUEFUME

BLUEFUME® is a nonselective biocide that is used for structural fumigation (i.e., industrial buildings and processing plants, flour mills, ships, airplanes etc.) and for fumigation of commodities and fresh produce (i.e., bananas, pineapples, cut flowers etc.), in preparation for shipment.

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Chlormequat

Draslovka is one of the biggest Chlormequat producers in Europe. Chlormequat, also known as ChlorCholineChloride (CCC), serves as a major agricultural growth regulators in a number of countries.

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Cyanohydrins

Cyanohydrines are commonly used as intermediates in the preparation of optically active α-hydroxyacids, α- hydroxyaldehydes and ketons and 2-aminoalcohols, mostly in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Aminonitriles

Aminonitriles are important intermediates in pharmacology.

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Aminoacids

Increasing adaptability of emloyees to enhance job security.

 

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Nitriles

Chelates

Carboxylic Acid Derivatives

Certifications and systems

Did you know?

Draslovka is a privately owned company established in 1906. On the verge of becoming a large enterprise, we continue operations nearly without interruption, stopping only two to three times per year for exchanging catalysts and performing scheduled repair & maintenance.

50000
Tonnes of Chemicals
242
Specialists
8160
Hours of Operation

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