Thursday, 14 May 2015 10:17

PeroxyChem Breaks Ground on New Hydrogen Peroxide Facility in Saratoga Springs

PeroxyChem President and CEO Bruce Lerner PeroxyChem President and CEO Bruce Lerner Photo by

SARATOGA SPRINGS – PeroxyChem broke ground on a new hydrogen peroxide facility on Wednesday, May 13 at W.J. Grande Industrial Park on Duplainville Road. The facility will be designed to support the GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fab 8 facility and other regional customers to meet anticipated market demand for hydrogen peroxide.


According to information provided by PeroxyChem, the opening of the facilitywill create an average of 35 temporary construction jobs and 10 permanent skilled, full-time jobs with additional jobs created through product transportation companies.  The new facility will enhance the region’s overall business appeal, attracting other industrial companies and businesses that bolster the regional and state economy.


Bruce Lerner, President and CEO of PeroxyChem, was joined in the groundbreaking ceremony by Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen and Deputy Mayor Joe Ogden;  President of the Saratoga Springs Economic Development Corporation, Dennis Brobston; Senior Vice President and General Manager of GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Dr. Thomas Caulfield; and Legislative Aide to New York State Senator Kathleen Marchione, LoAnn Sanders. 


 “I am thrilled that PeroxyChem has chosen Saratoga Springs to be the location of their new, clean, hi-tech hydrogen peroxide purification facility. Through the initial creation of ten new full-time jobs and their on-going partnership with Global Foundries, PeroxyChem will have a positive impact on our region’s economy for many years to come,” Mayor Joanne Yepsen said. 


According to PeroxyChem, the location was chosen due to the proximity to existing infrastructure, specifically the railroad and interstate highways, which will enable access and efficient transport and storage of the product. The Saratoga Springs location will also help provide better service to customers across New York and along the Northeast corridor.  


Most people are familiar with the diluted household variety of hydrogen peroxide, which is often used as disinfectant, hair bleach or to whiten teeth. There are a number of different applications for commercial grade hydrogen peroxide in wastewater treatment and textiles, for example. The highly refined hydrogen peroxide that will be purified at the new facility will be used in the manufacturing of semiconductors. 


According to PeroxyChem, the facility will have a professionally trained onsite emergency response team, conduct annual emergency planning drills and work with local emergency services. Hydrogen peroxide does not create any odor, VOCs or emissions. The process for purifying hydrogen peroxide does not create waste or byproducts, nor yield organics or heavy metals. The company has a history of being a responsible steward of our environment and natural resources.  


PeroxyChem is a global leader in peroxygen and adjacent chemistries. The company employs approximately 600 people throughout the world, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. PeroxyChem manufactures and supplies customized chemistries for electronics, energy, environmental, food safety, pulp, paper, polymer, and other industrial and consumer markets. 

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