Our mission : purer products for a better world.

Humens produces mineral additives such as sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium silicate, and NabionTM. As a leader in this industry, we serve pharmaceutical, health, food, animal feed, environment, homecare, and personal care markets around the world.

Seqens Mineral Specialties Division becomes Humens!

Novacarb, Novabay, and Novabion manufacturing sites pursue their development and create synergies under the Humens banner.

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Making ever purer products.

SODIUM BICARBONATE

SODIUM CARBONATE

NABION™

GLASSY SODIUM SILICATE

LIQUID SODIUM SILICATE

Aiming at Low-carbon industry.

NOVACOGE gas facility

Providing fundamental needs.

PHARMACEUTICAL & HEALTH

PERSONAL & HOME CARE

FOOD & FEED

ENVIRONMENTAL & INDUSTRIES

We are a human-sized and entrepreneurial company
at the forefront of making people healthier and the planet greener.
That’s why
we are named Humens.
East of france
Novacarb production
Novabion production site
Limestone quarry
Salt Field
United Kingdom
Representation office
Lyon France
Headquarters
India
Representation office
Indonesia
Representation office
Singapore
Novabay production site
China
Representation office
400
employees
160
M€
net sales
3
production sites
2
energy transition
investments
(Novawood and
Novasteam)
+
400
customers
+
30
countries
We have been product purity
makers for 160 years.

Historical know-how

Humens produces sodium-based mineral additives. We have a production history that goes back more than 160 years at our La Madeleine plant in Laneuveville-devant-Nancy, France. Our products are made from two high purity natural mineral raw materials extracted in the Lorraine region: limestone from our Pagny-sur-Meuse quarry and salt from our Lenoncourt salt field.

Strong presence around the world

We have three production sites: Novacarb operating in the Lorraine region of northeastern France; Novabion located in Nogent-l’Artaud, 100 km east of Paris; and Novabay based in Singapore. These locations enable us to maintain our strong presence on international markets for pharmaceutical, health, personal care, home care, food, animal feed products, environment and industries.

Shared goal for product quality

Humens is a state-of-the-art company with 400 skilled and committed employees. We have been passionate about products purity and satisfying our customers’ needs since our industrial activities were launched in 1855.
1855
Creation of Comptoir de l’Industrie du Sel in northeastern France
1969
Acquisition by Saint-Gobain, then by Rhône-Poulenc en 1972
1996
Transformation en 2003 into Novacarb, part of the Novacap Group renamed Seqens Group in 2018
2017
Opening of the sodium bicarbonate production site Novabay in Singapore
2021
Seqens Mineral Specialties Division becomes Humens

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