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AkzoNobel to expand colloidal silica capacity in Sweden


AkzoNobel's SpecialtyChemicals business is investing more than €4 million to increase production capacity in Sweden for its Levasil CC-branded product line of patented surface modified colloidal silica. The expansion will help meet growing customer demand and will strengthen the company's market ...


AkzoNobel breaks ground for European micronutrients expansion project


AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has broken ground at its Kvarntorp plant in Sweden as part of a project to expand production capacity for chelated micronutrients, which are used as essential minerals in the agricultural market. The investment of more than €10 million will help meet ...


AkzoNobel completes expansion of Surface Chemistry plant in China


AkzoNobel has completed the €4.8 million expansion project at its Surface Chemistry facility in Boxing, China, significantly increasing the company's regional product portfolio and reconfirming its commitment to the Asian market. Being able to supply higher value products means AkzoNobel ...


AkzoNobel planning further expansion of chloromethanes capacity


AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has entered the design phase of a further capacity expansion in Germany for the production of chloromethanes - a key ingredient in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and electronics. Production was recently expanded when the company converted its ...


AkzoNobel on way to doubling capacity at organic peroxides plant in China


AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has entered the next phase of a major expansion at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China, which will increase production capacity by more than 100% by the third quarter of 2018. The company's Ningbo site produces dicumyl peroxide (DCP), an ...


AkzoNobel CEO steps down with immediate effect

Thierry Vanlancker announced as new CEO of AkzoNobel


AkzoNobel announces that Chief Executive Ton Büchner steps down with immediate effect due to health reasons. The company has announced Thierry Vanlancker as the new CEO. Ton joined AkzoNobel in 2012 and has been responsible for significantly improving the performance of the company, increasing ...


AkzoNobel increases capacity for expandable microspheres

Reaction to rising demand


AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business is investing more than €20 million to increase production capacity in Sweden for its Expancel product line for expandable microspheres. Increasing demand for the product - an essential ingredient in many consumer goods, industrial applications and the ...


Spanish salt venture opens new markets for AkzoNobel

New salt packing facility opens mediterranean market


Located in Súria, the facility is being used for tableting and packing high purity salt, which is a co-product of ICL’s potassium mine. AkzoNobel will market and sell the full volume of salt specialties produced, allowing it to serve new markets in the Mediterranean region. “High purity salt is ...


AkzoNobel rewards start-ups as Imagine Chemistry winners are announced


Ten start-up groups will see their ideas for more sustainable chemistry move a step closer to reality after being named winners of AkzoNobel's Imagine Chemistry challenge. The initiative was launched earlier this year to help solve chemistry-related challenges in categories ranging from ...


AkzoNobel increases organic peroxide capacity for North American specialty chemicals market


AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has taken another significant step in cementing its industry leadership in organic peroxides with the completion of an expansion project at its Polymer Chemistry production facility in Los Reyes, Mexico. The investment will increase the company's ...


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