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    BÉCANCOUR, CANADA

    OUR STORY

    Our linear alkylbenzene plant in Canada started operations in 1995. It was the first with Detal technology developed jointly by UOP and Cepsa. Located in the Bécancour Industrial and Port Park, our petrochemical company has a state-of-the-art process that represents a breakthrough in the elimination of environmental impact. Recognized for its adherence to environmental standards, Cepsa Chimie Bécancour is the only LAB manufacturer in Canada.

    Thanks to an efficient distribution network, we distribute our products throughout North America, where the company holds 22% of the LAB market and has built a solid reputation as a reliable supplier of quality products. With an annual production capacity of 120,000 tons, our plant covers 3% of world demand in a highly competitive market. The abilities of the staff, the quality of the raw materials, state-of-the-art technology, and attentive customer service guarantee a promising future.

    Our plant is C-TPAT, ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 certified.

    OUR PRODUCTS

    We provide products that meet the highest standards of the petrochemical industry and offer exceptional service to our customers.

    Discover how we manufacture all our products.

    OUR MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

    STEPS 2 AND 3

    STEPS 2 AND 3

    The olefins undergo two purification treatments to ensure that the final product meets the quality criteria required by customers.

    STEP 5

    STEP 5

    The resulting LAB undergoes a distillation step to recover and reuse the excess benzene and kerosene.

    STEP 1

    STEP 1

    Kerosene is converted to olefin by the dehydrogenation process in the PACOL reactor.

    STEP 4

    STEP 4

    Benzene and olefins react in the DETAL reactor.

    STEP 6

    STEP 6

    The LAB undergoes a final purification to remove its heaviest part (HAB). This part is used commercially under the name of heavy alkylate.

    ENVIRONMENT

    In addition to producing biodegradable products (LAB and LAS), we implemented a wastewater recycling system.

    • The water is collected in the holding tank
    • It is sent into a separator that removes organic matter
    • The filtered water is cooled
    • The water flows into the storm sewers

    COMMITTED TO OUR PROFESSIONALS

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      WE ARE A TEAM

      We are committed to a stimulating and safe work environment where individual and group efforts are recognized.

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      WE ARE TRANSPARENT

      We provide them with all the training and information necessary to carry out their work.

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      WE ARE FAIR

      We treat employees fairly. Each employee is an essential link in the company's success.

    COMMITTED TO OUR PROFESSIONALS

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    OUR COMMUNITY

    We want to contribute positively to the development of the Bécancour community That is why we set aside a budget each year for donations and sponsorships. We focus our resources on educational and cultural projects that ensure this development and have a long-term impact.

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    GUARANTEED QUALITY

    ISO 9001:2008 - For exemplary quality

    Audited by an independent company, Cepsa Chimie Bécancour's quality system has been registered since 1996. Its objectives:

    - Guarantee the quality of our products and services.
    - Ensure that our products meet specifications, standards, legal requirements, and customer needs.
    - Continuously improve our performance and competitiveness.

    Our quality system also enables us to guarantee the level of safety required for our activities and to act responsibly in terms of the environmental consequences of our activities.

    ISO 14001:2004 - For a healthy environment

    Cepsa Chimie Bécancour received ISO 14001:2004 accreditation in December 2000 following an audit of its environmental management system.

    The Environmental Management System is a system of written documents that ensures compliance with environmental standards on air, water, and soil in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

    The Environmental Management System also encompasses continuous improvement and pollution prevention.

    ISO 45001:2007 - For a safe working environment

    To control health and safety prevention systems, Cepsa Chimie Bécancour was registered to the ISO 45001:2007 standard in December 2004.