Founded in 1981 as Bitolea, after almost 40 years of investments and growth, Itelyum Purification is the sector leader; its value proposition is to be a reliable and professional partner for all operators in the pharmaceutical, fine chemicals and petrochemical business, from the small start-up to the great global players.

In August 2017 it joined Viscolube group, expanding its business proposal from the collection and regeneration of used lubricating oils to the industrial solvents sector and the pharmaceutical industry. 

In April 2019, the two companies gave birth to Itelyum, the new brand of the circular economy. 

Itelyum Purification, with the fully owned transport company Im.Tra.S and its consolidated brands for the international distribution Cambiaghi and Eurochem, gives substance to the PURIFICATON SOLUTIONS business area of Itelyum. 

The production plant in Landriano (PV) and the packaging site in Rho (MI) are the heart of the industrial system, with advanced plant structures specialized in the production, trading and distribution of solvents, including high purity ones, in the recovery and purification of organic solvents, and in chemical and pharmaceutical synthesis. 

With flexible distillation units, whose structure may be modified according to the waste to be treated and to the planned production, and with an automated mixing and bottling unit, Itelyum Purification represents a highly dynamic reality able to adapt to changes in the business context, differentiating and modulating the offer of products and services.


Itelyum's Mission is to contribute to preserve natural resources and to improve the quality of life, with sustainable processes, products and solutions for waste management and optimization of the markets served, sharing the creation of value with our business partners, society and the environment.

For Itelyum Purification, this means being an industry leader and a reliable partner for the production of high purity solvents and for the purification of chemical waste and used solvents coming from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, from fine chemicals and the petrochemical sector.


Turnover: over 100 million euros
Employees: approx. 140
Market presence: over 50 countries around the world
Total production capacity: over 200,000 tons / year
Solvent recovery authorization: 98,900 t / year
Storage capacity: over 15,000 cubic meters in total
Landriano site area: 75,000 square meters
Rho site area: over 30,000 square meters

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