A world's leading paraformaldehyde production site

Almussafes factory exports 97% of the paraformaldehyde it produces

Formaldehyde is the core product of the Almussafes plant (Valencia), from which it produces paraformaldehyde and resins, mainly used in the furniture, automotive, oil, paint, textile, paper and pharmaceutical sectors.

The Almussafes centre is the world's leading producer of paraformaldehyde, 97% of which is exported worldwide. The new ErcrosGreen+ and ErcrosTech resin ranges are also manufactured in Almussafes.

The factory has a workforce of around 110 people.

The centre has formaldehyde and paraformaldehyde production plants and resin reactors, which operate using proprietary patented technology. The overall production capacity is 840,000 t/year.

The Almussafes plant is part of Ercros' intermediate chemicals division and has been operating since 1969.

Flares from the Almussafes factory
Formaldehyde plant towers in Almussafes
Partial view of the Almussafes factory
General view of the factory with the towers of the formaldehyde plant in the background.
Aerial view of the Almussafes factory
Aerial view of resins and formaldehyde plant
Financial year 2022

In figures

The key figures of the Almussafes factory



840,000 t

Annual production capacity




Product families

A bit of history

Foto de la fábrica de Almufasses en 1969

The Almussafes factory began its activity under the ownership of Formol y Derivados, S.A., later Fydsa, within the Derivados Forestales, S.A. group. It was based on the production of formaldehyde and resins, used to supply the wood and furniture industries in the area.

Almussafes en 1979

Start of paraformaldehyde production using a proprietary patented process.

Depósitos de la fábrica de Almussafes

The holding Derivados Forestales Group XXI S.L. is constituted, into which the Almussafes factory is integrated together with the Tortosa and Cerdanyola factories.

Logo Grupo Derivados Forestales

With the acquisition of the Derivados Forestales group by Ercros, the Almussafes factory is integrated into the intermediate chemicals division.

Logo ErcrosGreen+

Start of the industrial production of the ErcrosGreen+ range of resins, developed by the R&D department of the intermediate chemicals division.

Certificates of the Almussafes factory

The distinctive marks that endorse this factory's commitment to sustainability.

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Polígono Industrial Norte
C/Venta de Ferrer, 1
46440 Almussafes (Valencia)
Phone: +34 961 782 250