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USA:Speciality Chemicals Akzo Nobel Completes Expansion of US Sulfur Derivatives Plant

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business has completed a $ 10 million investment at its LeMoyne sulfur derivatives plant in the US, which supplies ingredients used in several major industries.

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Opening ceremony of Akzo Nobel's LeMoyne sulfur derivatives plant in the US.
Opening ceremony of Akzo Nobel's LeMoyne sulfur derivatives plant in the US.
(Source: Akzo Nobel)

Amsterdam/The Netherlands — Located in Alabama, the investment includes a 20,000 dry metric ton expansion for the production of sodium hydrosulfide (NaSH), which the company supplies to customers in the paper, leather tanning, mining and specialty polymers segments.

"The LeMoyne facility employs unique Akzo Nobel technology which provides NaSH at lower impurity levels and higher concentrations than competing processes, providing a significant sustainability benefit for customers," explains Sulfur Derivatives General Manager, Ignacio Garin.

The company is the only one to produce a high strength, high purity NaSH at 60 % concentration. According to the supplier, the product qualifies as an eco-premium solution, offering advantages in terms of energy efficiency, emissions and waste water.

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