Formia`s catalytic VOC incinerators are conquering the world


Formia Emissions Control growing strongly. The company’s catalytic VOC emission incinerators are conquering the world!  During the past six months, Formia Emissions Control Oy, established in 2009, has made several delivery contracts covering VOC oxidizers based on the catalytic incineration of VOC emissions (organic solvent emissions). The first orders were delivered to Italy during the fourth quarter of 2009. During the first quarter of 2010, deliveries were also made to Finland and Germany. In addition, during the summer of 2010, deliveries will be made to France, Romania, and Israel as well as to the above-mentioned countries. The values of the single delivery contracts vary between €200,000 and €800,000 depending on the delivered equipment.

The company has made delivery contracts for catalytic VOC incinerators with the following global companies: Italian pharmaceutical company Angelini Pharma, French silicone implant manufacturer Cereplas, Israeli pharmaceutical raw material manufacturer Chemagis, Finnish lithium battery manufacturer European Batteries, Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli, Argentinean-Italian steel tube manufacturer TenarisDalmine, and German floor laminate manufacturer WestWood.

The catalytic incinerators developed by the company are used to treat VOC emissions that are created in various industrial processes that are hazardous to health and the environment. “The delivered VOC incinerators meet the tightest EU emissions requirements on BATs,” explains Executive Director Jukka Salminen, and continues: “They utilize the latest technology, which saves energy and minimizes the harmful effects on the climate. Our modular, scalable, and configurable incinerator gives our clients an easy and fully automatic plug and play solution for treating VOC emissions according to ever tightening regulations.”

“Interest in energy-efficient catalytic VOC handling is clearly increasing around the world. Catalytic VOC treatment is a clear, future alternative to thermal incineration, which still dominates the world market and requires plenty of expensive additional energy,” explains Project Director Tuomas Partanen, and adds: “In addition to its good efficiency, the biggest benefit of a catalytic process is incineration at low temperatures, which substantially saves energy and is, therefore, very cost-efficient.”

“The incinerators delivered in the summer 2010 are technically demanding, as they are used to safely dispose of chlorinated hydrocarbons that are difficult to manage and extremely harmful. In addition, the locations are such that the solvent concentration of emissions varies from very low to high,” states Technology Director Janne Salmi, and continues: “EU legislation on the emission restrictions is currently being clarified, in which monitoring and the use of BATs will particularly be strengthened. This will increase the VOC unit markets and especially the popularity of catalytic incineration solutions.”


Formia Emissions Control is a globally operating technology company that is based in Jyväskylä and Seinäjoki, Finland. It develops, commissions, and markets cost-efficient VOC management equipment for industrial processes in order to maintain sustainable development and secure future living conditions.

The company is currently building a global distribution system for its products that is based on local partners with good knowledge of catalyst technology. Local partners will be supported with the company’s local technology and product management units.

The company ownership is divided into the US, Italy, Portugal, and Finland. The Executive Board includes members from all of the above-mentioned countries.

The company objective is to achieve a global market share of over 10% in the central market areas in VOC equipment based on catalytic incineration by 2020. 

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