Our markets and applications

Positioned in the extremely demanding markets of pharmaceuticals and healthcare, cosmetics and fragrances, food and feed, home care, environmental services, Novacap used its three business divisions to develop privileged partnerships with its customers, many of whom are industrial world leaders in their sectors.

Cosmetics & Fragrances

Novacap offers the cosmetics and fragrance market a wide range of ingredients:

 Mineral ingredients:

The exfoliating, deodorizing, whitening and effervescent properties of sodium bicarbonate occur in the manufacture of many cosmetic products (deodorants, bath salts, toothpaste, etc.).

Botanical ingredients:

  • Botanical extracts
  • Titrated extracts
  • Actives
  • Vegetable oils

Esters and diols:

  • Octyl salicylate is used in sunscreens and cosmetics which absorbs the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
  • Methyl salicylate is used as a fragrance in medicated skin balms.
  • Isopropanol is a solvent used in perfumes.
  • Salicylic acid used as a preservative in cosmetics …

Novacap also offers customized solutions. Those ones are ideal to overcome the formulation instabilities and also to preserve at best the active ingredients desired in order to control their release.


Novacap produces a broad range of products to meet the needs of the environmental sector.

  • Sodium bicarbonate for treating acid emissions from incinerators and industries.
  • Ferric chloride is used to neutralise aqueous acidic waste and to control the pH in water treatment.
  • Sodium silicate is used as an additives for green tyres.
  • Diisopropyl ether as an extractive solvent in waste water treatment and metal extraction

Food & Feed

Novacap produces valuable and essential ingredients for the food and feed markets.

  • Soda ash is used in glass for bottle and jars.
  • Sodium bicarbonate is one of the main components of baking powders in bread and pastry making industries.
  • Salicylic acid is also used as an additive in the food industry.
  • Methyl salicylate is an ester used as a fragrance in food and beverages.
  • Hydrochloric acid is used to produce gelatine, starch and food-additives.
  • Sodium bicarbonate is used to prevent and treat acidosis in livestock (ovine, cattle and porcine livestock).

Home Care

Our products are used in detergents and various household products. Our products, sodium bicarbonate and Nabions™, are eco-friendly and ECOCERT certified.

  • Sodium bicarbonate and sodium carbonate are used for washing powders and tablets in dishwashers and washing machines.
  • Sodium carbonate is used as an laundry softener, it is an anti-odour and anti-scale.
  • Sodium silicate, salicylic acid and methyl salicylate prevent corrosion.
  • Isopropanol is a disinfectant and a sterilising ingredient.

Pharmaceutical & Healthcare

Our knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry’s needs enables us to respond specifically to their requirements in terms of quality, product development and services. Novacap provides a wide range of products for the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets.

  • analgesics (aspirin and paracetamol)
  • anaesthetic (ketamine)
  • various Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)
  • sodium bicarbonate (neutralising gastric acid, dialysis, excipients, etc.)
  • diisopropyl ether (for crystallization of APIs and as an extractive solvent).