Celanese to Acquire Nouryon’s Redispersible Polymer Powders Business

Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company, and Nouryon today announced they have signed an agreement for Celanese to acquire Nouryon’s redispersible polymer powders business offered under the Elotex brand (Elotex business). As part of the acquisition, Celanese will acquire all of Nouryon’s global production facilities for redispersible polymer powders across Europe and … Read more Celanese to Acquire Nouryon’s Redispersible Polymer Powders Business

Nouryon to Double Surfactants Capacity in Sweden

Nouryon will double capacity at its surfactants plant in Stenungsund, Sweden to support the growth of several existing products as well as new sustainable technologies for markets including oil and gas, lubricants and fuels, and asphalt. The €12-million expansion and upgrade project includes the installation of a new reactor and is expected to be completed … Read more Nouryon to Double Surfactants Capacity in Sweden

Nouryon Doubles Capacity for Dicumyl Peroxide in China

Nouryon has doubled production capacity for dicumyl peroxide (DCP) at its site in Ningbo, China after completing a major expansion project. The plant is the largest of its kind in the world and can now produce up to 38,000 tons per year of DCP, an organic peroxide used in the manufacture of polymers that need … Read more Nouryon Doubles Capacity for Dicumyl Peroxide in China

Nouryon Completes Capacity Expansion for Dialkyl Peroxide in China

Nouryon has increased production capacity for dialkyl peroxide at the company’s Ningbo site, China, by 25 percent after completing a major expansion project. The product, branded as Perkadox 14, is essential in the manufacture of many elastomer-based products, ranging from sports goods to industrial wires and cables. “Demand for Perkadox 14 in Asia and worldwide … Read more Nouryon Completes Capacity Expansion for Dialkyl Peroxide in China

Nouryon and Gasunie Study Scale-up of Green Hydrogen Project

Nouryon and Gasunie are exploring an expansion in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, of a planned green hydrogen unit. The feasibility study follows an agreement to convert sustainable electricity to green hydrogen for SkyNRG. The plant could be scaled from 20 megawatts to at least 60 megawatts–allowing 9,000 tons of green hydrogen to be converted annually. SkyNRG, … Read more Nouryon and Gasunie Study Scale-up of Green Hydrogen Project

Nouryon Signs Fuel Additives Deal with SulNOx

Nouryon signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with SulNOx Group, a hydrocarbon fuel emulsification and additive specialist, to expand its offerings to customers in the fuels market. Under the agreement, Nouryon will introduce two new additives, Berol 6446 and Berol 6430, that help improve the combustion efficiency of diesel and lower-viscosity heavy fuel oil (HFO) … Read more Nouryon Signs Fuel Additives Deal with SulNOx

Nouryon Completes Organic Peroxides Expansion in India

Nouryon has completed a €4 million ($4.5 m) expansion at Mahad, India which will increase organic peroxides production capacity at the site by 80 percent. The increased capacity will support growing customer demand in India and the Middle East for organic peroxides, essential in the manufacture of polymer-based products such as athletic shoe soles, wind … Read more Nouryon Completes Organic Peroxides Expansion in India

BP, Nouryon, and the Port of Rotterdam to Produce Green Hydrogen

BP, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam have partnered to explore the opportunity of making ‘ green hydrogen’ via water electrolysis for BP’s refinery in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. According to Nouryon, green hydrogen produced from water using renewable energy could potentially lead to a 350,000 tons reduction in CO2 emissions per year. The three partners have signed … Read more BP, Nouryon, and the Port of Rotterdam to Produce Green Hydrogen

Nouryon Starts Production of New Dibenzoyl Peroxide in Mexico

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 … Read more Nouryon Starts Production of New Dibenzoyl Peroxide in Mexico

Nouryon to Start Capacity Expansion of Chloromethanes in Germany

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) will start construction in May on a project to further increase capacity for chloromethanes at its site in Frankfurt, Germany, supporting growing global customer demand. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2020. The company first increased chloromethanes production in Frankfurt in 2017; the new project will increase annual … Read more Nouryon to Start Capacity Expansion of Chloromethanes in Germany

Nouryon to Double Organic Peroxides Capacity in Mexico

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. Polyolefins are used to produce a … Read more Nouryon to Double Organic Peroxides Capacity in Mexico

Nouryon to invest in new US plant for expandable microspheres

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has announced to build a world scale polymerization plant for its Expancel expandable microspheres at a location in the U.S. The plant will strengthen its leadership position significantly in expandable microspheres. Expancel microspheres are used as lightweight filler and blowing agent to lighten end products, obtain various surface effects, and … Read more Nouryon to invest in new US plant for expandable microspheres

Shell joins as partner in W2C Rotterdam project

The consortium of Air Liquide, Nouryon, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam – has announced on Friday that Shell will join as a partner in Europe’s first advanced waste to chemicals facility in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In the proposed commercial – scale waste – to – chemicals (W2C) project, Shell will become an equity partner.  “We … Read more Shell joins as partner in W2C Rotterdam project

Nouryon licensed its CS2 tech to Indonesian fiber manufacturer

Nouryon has licensed its cutting – edge carbon disulfide (CS2) manufacturing technology to one of the leading manufacturers of viscose fibers in Indonesia to enhance its production on Sumatra Island. In order to better service its customers in the Asia / Pacific region, any CS2 excess volume produced by the plant can be marketed by … Read more Nouryon licensed its CS2 tech to Indonesian fiber manufacturer