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Humens formulates and manufactures mineral products of the highest purity

As a pivotal player in our market, we provide our products to industry customers worldwide.
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Our products

We have been a purity maker for 170 years.

Ever since we started our mineral chemistry business in 1855, we have always sought to provide our customers with products that offer the highest possible level of purity, while increasingly seeking to limit our environmental impact.

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Sodium Carbonate

Sodium Bicarbonate

Glassy Sodium Silicate

Liquid Sodium Silicate


Our responsability

The strategic roadmap at Humens supports four key objectives: drastically limit the impact of our activity on the climate and environment; ensure the safety, quality, and compliance of all our products and services; create sustainable value; and work diligently to promote individual well-being and respect.

Our CSR strategy
carbon used in 2025 at all our production sites
of atmospheric emissions captured to help limit acid rain and protect forests
jobs created for Novawood (biomass) and Novasteam (RDF) decarbonization projects

Our news

Change of shareholders

19 Dec 2023

The Humens Group changes shareholders. Leto Partners becomes the new majority shareholder alongside the Management. Eurazeo's mid-large buyout strategy and its partners Ardian, Mérieux Equity Partners and Eximium announce the sale of their stakes in the Humens Group to Leto Partners, a French private equity firm focused on decarbonization issues.

NOVASTEAM: Construction work launched

14 Dec 2023

SUEZ and Humens join forces to build a power plant that uses solid recovered fuel (SRF) instead of coal.

Product focus: Nabion®

24 Oct 2022

Nabion® is an all-in-one and eco-friendly builder produced by Novabion (part of Humens group). It is a fully water-soluble mineral powder composed of white granules made from sodium carbonate and sodium silicate. It complies with the Ecocert standard for eco-detergents.

Sodium Carbonate & Silicate: key ingredients in “green tire” production

27 Sep 2022

Discover what is a "green tire" and how the applications of our products contribute to some of the following 17 United Nations SDGs : SDG 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Water treatment and drinking water production

27 Sep 2022

Did you know sodium carbonate and sodium silicate are essential ingredients in water treatment and drinking water production? Learn more about these applications beneficial to the environment and industry.

Singapore Chemicals edition: Raymond Sinnah’s interview

27 Sep 2022

Global Business Reports (GBR) launches its 2021 Singapore Chemicals edition in a digital interactive format. As president of Seqens Mineral Specialties division, Raymond Sinnah answered their questions about our company, our CSR projects and our vision for the future.

Recipe: Sodium Bicarbonate Pancakes

12 Aug 2022

Discover how to use our sodium bicarbonate in a pancake recipe. A recipe tested and approved by our teams themselves! At the same time, find out why sodium bicarbonate is used in cooking and baking.

Pagny-sur-Meuse: a “digital” career

03 Jul 2022

Humens produces in France sodium bicarbonate which is essential for dialysis for exemple but also for several other markets. The necessary limestone is extracted from a quarry where the cutting lines and the routes of the extraction and transport machines are entirely digitalized.

Recipe: Sodium bicarbonate gingerbread

28 Jun 2022

Discover how to use our sodium bicarbonate in a homemade gingerbread recipe. Softness and pleasure guaranteed! Sodium bicarbonate and its leavening power Thanks to its leavening properties, Sodium Bicarbonate can be used for bakery market to formulate gingerbread for example. […]

Recipe: Fizzy bath powder

23 Jun 2022

Humens team proposes you a recipe of fizzy bath powder with our sodium bicarbonate manufactured on our production sites. Sodium bicarbonate, the main ingredient Sodium bicarbonate can be used to produce effervescence thanks to its reaction with an acid agent (citric acid for instance) […]

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