Novacap is an international group and operates 27 industrial plants, mainly in Europe, Asia and America. Novacap International SAS, through its subsidiaries, manufactures and distributes essential chemicals for use in everyday products. The company operates through three business divisions: Mineral Specialties, Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics, and Performance Chemicals. It manufactures various organic chemical intermediates, such as phenol, acetone, and isopropanol, as well as ferric chloride, calcium chloride, and hydrochloric acid; salicylic acid, aspirin, para-aminophenol, paracetamol, methyl salicylate, and octyl salicylate; and soda ash, sodium bicarbonate, and sodium silicate. The company also distributes sodium sulphate and hydrochloric acid; and manufactures active pharmaceutical ingredients and fine chemical intermediates for the pharmaceutical and healthcare end-market. It serves customers in pharmaceutical and healthcare, food and feed, cosmetics and fragrances, home care, environment, agricultural, automotive, chemical intermediates, and construction markets in Europe and internationally. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Lyon, France.