AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , June 3, 2019 (Press Release) -Nouryon has announced a new organizational model as part of its strategy to accelerate growth and drive performance improvement. The new model, which will take effect January 1, 2020, is organized around three market-focused Businesses supported by a centralized Operations and Functional structure.
The three Businesses and their leaders are as follows:Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , May 24, 2019 (Press Release) -Surfactants derived from plants, eco-friendly membranes, and miniature sensors were among the eight winning ideas in the 2019 Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation challenge, organized by Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals). More than 160 submissions from 30 countries were received, and the winners were chosen from 14 finalists at a three-day event at the company’s RD&I center in Deventer, the Netherlands.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , May 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Nouryon has been awarded the 2019 Responsible Care Merit Award by the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM) in China. The award recognizes the company’s performance and contribution to the development of a responsible chemical industry in the country.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , April 8, 2019 (Press Release) -Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has started production of a new version of its dibenzoyl peroxide (BPO), Perkadox GB-50, at Los Reyes, Mexico. It is the first dry BPO on the market that does not use the desensitizing agent dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP), which the European Union recently reclassified as a category 1B Reproductive Toxin.
Perkadox GB-50 is used as a curing agent for road markings, flooring, elastomeric roof coatings, adhesives, chemical anchors and other acrylic composites.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , March 26, 2019 (Press Release) -Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) will double production capacity for solvent-based organic peroxides at its Los Reyes, Mexico site, enabling it to support the strong growth of the North American polyolefin and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) markets. The expansion is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2020.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , March 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Today Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Boxing site, one of the company’s first chemical production locations in China. The site has grown to become an integral part of the company’s surfactants production network via a series of investments, including a €4.8 million expansion that was completed at the end of 2017.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , March 7, 2019 (Press Release) -Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has selected a location in the US for a world-scale polymerization plant for its Expancel expandable microspheres. The project will significantly strengthen the company’s leadership position in expandable microspheres, which are used to make customers’ end products lighter and reduce costs.
Advanced engineering is under way and long delivery item procurement has started. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2020, subject to final board approval.Read more
AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands , March 6, 2019 (Press Release) -Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has raised production capacity for surface-modified colloidal silica at its Bohus site in Sweden. The €4-million expansion primarily adds capacity for the company’s Levasil CC-branded product line, which supports customers in the paints and coatings market in their switch from solvent-based to more sustainable water-based coatings.Read more