VeryOne inherits centuries of nitration experience developed for the French Defence.
En 1984, SNPE (Société nationale des poudres et explosifs) identified a growing potential demand for a nitrated diesel fuel Cetane Improver. As a global leader in the field of nitration, SNPE began manufacturing Cetane Improver in its Sorgues (France) production facility.
Capitalizing on its extensive experience in alcohol nitration, coupled with vast expertise in the manufacturing of explosives, SNPE developed its own specific production process to safely produce Cetane Improver, also known as 2-Ethylhexyl Nitrate (2-EHN).
In 1997, SNPE introduced a second production unit, and began the construction of waste acid recycling units on-site to improve production flexibility, while considerably reducing the site’s environmental impact.