The Sulzer Company was founded in Switzerland in 1834 and eventually grew to be one of the largest Swiss companies with sales around the world. Sulzer sold its first equipment in Mexico in 1904 and opened its first Mexican offices in 1955.
Sulzer Chemtech Ltd, a member of the Sulzer Corporation, is a market leader in the field of process engineering and its areas of activity include mass transfer technology (distillation, absorption, liquid-liquid extraction and crystallization), line mixing (static mixing), membrane technology (pervaporation) and polymer production technology.
Sulzer’s invention of CY and BX gauze packing in the 1960’s led to a veritable revolution in distillation technology and its development of Mellapak structured packing 10 years later opened up a world of opportunities in global mass transfer technology. The 1980’s saw the increased use of structured packing technology in the chemical, petrochemical, oil refinery, natural gas, pharmaceutical and perfume industries.
Our wide array of distillation, absorption and liquid-liquid extraction products ranges from structured and random packings to fixed valve trays, conventional floaters and high-capacity trays, including a variety of internals for towers, such a distributors, accumulators and fabricated support gates manufactured in an assortment of materials.
Thanks to our continued R&D efforts, we have come to develop a host of new and better products to compliment our existing product line. Our most recent breakthroughs include Mellapak Plus structured packing and our new high-capacity, ultra efficient VGPlus tray, both of which represent a leap forward in distillation, absorption and liquid-to-liquid extraction technology.
As a result of our quest for new opportunities, Sulzer has been licensed by Shell Global Solutions to design, manufacture and sell Shell’s own patented internals and trays, as well as the vertical separators used in Shell’s offshore crude oil and natural gas production.
There are currently more than 20,000 columns around the world fitted with Sulzer packings and trays, while in Mexico alone there are more than 300 Sulzer-equipped columns running smoothly in a range of applications and under a variety of operating conditions.
Sulzer Chemtech S. del R.L. de la C.V., owned by Sulzer A.G., was founded in 1998. This Mexican subsidiary is known throughout the Group as CTMX (ChemTech México) and its facilities are located in Cuautitlan Izcalli, State of Mexico. ChemTech Mexico is dedicated to manufacturing, under license from Sulzer Chemtech A.G., internals for distillation, absorption and liquid-liquid extraction columns using cutting-edge technology and following the strictest of quality control standards.
At Sulzer Chemtech Mexico, we strive to be the very best at developing, engineering, planning and manufacturing products, systems and services related to distillation, absorption, extraction, reaction and distillation technology and fractional crystallization for the chemical and oil industries.