The purpose of Merisol is to be a growing global provider of high quality, flexible, phenolic products with excellent customer service which provides a good return to all stakeholders.
A World-Class Supplier
Merisol owns and operates two major cresylic acid production facilities. The combined operations of the Greens Bayou Plant in Houston, Texas, and the Sasolburg Plant near Johannesburg, South Africa, offer enhanced capacity and efficiency, processing flexibility and superior logistics for supplying the global marketplace. The Merisol group also includes Merisol Antioxidants, a major producer of BHT located in Oil City, Pennsylvania.
Merisol is since 28 December 2012 a full subsidiary of the Sasol Group. Sasol, previously a 50% shareholder of Merisol, is a world leader in the production of synthetic fuels and chemicals from coal and the largest producer of cresylic acid feedstocks.
Sasol is in full support of Merisol’s business plan and its growth strategy. Merisol remains fully committed to the markets we serve.
From Feedstocks to Finished Products
The raw materials for MERISOL cresylic acids and derivatives come from a variety of sources around the world. Foremost among these are coal gasification plants.
Merisol is also a partner with Chang Chun Plastics, producing high-grade ortho-cresol novolac (OCN) in a plant located in Sasolburg.
Cresylic acids find uses in resins, solvents, antioxidants, functional fluids, disinfectants, agricultural chemicals and many other chemical intermediates. BHT is an antioxidant used in polymers, elastomers, lubricants, fuels and food products.