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Newton's briquettes:
Drying and neutralization of industrial fluids and liquefied gases

Our Drying & Sweetening Technologies service offers innovative “Zero Energy” drying technology and fluid neutralization for several industrial sectors:

  • pharmaceuticals,
  • chemistry,
  • petrochemicals,
  • refineries,
  • and bio-fuels.

Our production unit located in Cavaillon (South of France) manufactures desiccant briquettes adapted to the needs of each of our customers.

Newton's desiccant briquettes for drying and neutralizing hydrocarbons

Newton’s briquettes or solid walnut, made in France, are used to dry and neutralize hydrocarbons, solvents and liquefied gases. Their shape has been specially developed by the R&D department to optimize the drying of hydrocarbons while avoiding the formation of preferential paths.

They gradually dissolve by capturing the total water (free and dissolved) and the acid traces contained in the hydrocarbon, the gas or the solvent.

The brine generated by the consumption of briquettes in contact with water is then:

  • reused as feedstock in other refinery units,
  • neutralized with acid effluents generated by other units.

A range of products adapted to each customer

There are four types of briquettes or moulded pieces  (pillow shaped or solid walnut) made from: calcium chloride (CaCl2), lithium chloride (LiCl), sodium hydroxide (NaOH), and potassium hydroxide (KOH). The choice of the type of pad is determined for each customer according to their specific needs.

All our products are registered under REACH REGULATION (EC) N°1907/2006

The advantages of Newton's briquettes

The advantages of our range of briquettes are:

  • The shape of the briquettes makes it possible to avoid the “chimney effect” and, consequently, the creation of preferential paths;
  • Made in France product in our Cavaillon factory certified ISO 9001:2015
  • Tailor-made packaging adapted to each customer’s needs.

In addition to their hygroscopic properties used for drying, alkaline briquettes have properties to neutralize present acidic compounds (HF, HCl, H2S).

Here are some of our references:

  • 1st world producer of hydrocarbons based in Saudi Arabia (grassroot and revamping – diesel drying)
  • Taiwan (diesel drying)
  • Singapore (diesel drying)
  • 1st Indian producer (grassroot, diesel drying)
  • United States (HF Alkylation)
  • Main producers of monomeric vinyl chloride (MCV) in Europe
  • Technical acetylene producers.
Product Form Applications Examples Conditionning
Water Trap® Ca
Briquettes 11g
Drying of hydrocarbons
Acetylene Drying

Hydrotreating (Diesel)

Gas drying (Shale Gas)
Big bags


25 Kg bags

Custom packaging
Water Trap® Li
Briquettes 13g
Water Trap® Na
Briquettes 11g et 29g
Drying and neutralization of hydrocarbons

Alkylation HF

Hydrotreatement (diesel)

Sweetening unit
Briquettes 29g
  • Contact our sales representatives and process engineers based in France

    oil& | +33 (0)4 90 78 70 86

  • Contact our sales representatives and process engineers based in France

    | +33 (0)4 90 78 70 86