As of August 2019 CyPlus GmbH is part of Röhm Group, a 100% subsidiary of Advent International.
Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest global private equity investors.
CyPlus Idesa produced its first sodium cyanide.
Grupo Idesa and CyPlus entered a joint venture to build a sodium cyanide plant in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. The plant was designed with state-of the art technologies and has a production capacity of 40,000 metric tons a year.
CyPlus started SLS Technology ex Wesseling plant.
Activities in USA and Canada were divested.
CyPlus GmbH’s cyanide plant in Wesseling celebrated its fiftieth anniversary.
CyPlus GmbH was formed from Degussa’s Mining Chemicals Line.
Degussa branded its cyanide products with the registered trademark CyPlus®.
The website www.cyplus.com was introduced.
Degussa opened its Canadian terminal in Cadillac, QC, Canada.
Increase of the cyanide product range by special technical and engineering support. Products now known as CyPlus® CCS, CyPlus® SLS and many more were introduced to the market to increase the product range.
Degussa formed a 50/50 joint venture, Cyanco, with Mining Services International (later to become Nevada Chemicals, Inc.) to market sodium cyanide solution within the USA. Cyanco is located in Winnemucca, NV, USA.
Degussa built a second plant in Wesseling to produce hydrogen cyanide by converting methane with ammonia. This process is called the BMA process and is still in use today in Wesseling to produce CyPlus® cyanides.
Sodium Cyanide production began in Wesseling, Germany.
Degussa started production of hydrocyanic acid (HCN) at its new plant in Wesseling, Germany.
With the development of the Castner process the “cyanide eggs”, a product known all over the world, were produced by Degussa’s Frankfurt Plant II.
Hector Roessler, the owner of a small chemical plant in Frankfurt am Main, started producing Potassium Cyanide (KCN). Some years later this plant was incorporated into Degussa AG, which was founded in 1873.