China: Surface Chemistry Akzo Nobel Completes Expansion Project in China
Akzo Nobel has completed the € 4.8 million ($ 5.6 million) expansion project at its Surface Chemistry facility in Boxing, China.
Amsterdam/The Netherlands — This project increasing the company's regional product portfolio for customers in numerous market sectors, including cleaning, agrochemical, personal care (such as cosmetics), mining, fuel and lubes, asphalt and the oil industry.
Prior to the expansion, the site was mainly dedicated to producing fatty acids, nitriles, amines and quaternary ammonium compounds for chemical intermediaries and manufacturers in the fabric softeners market.
"The chemicals industry in Asia continues to evolve and over the last four years we have significantly increased our capabilities in the region," explains AB Ghosh, Managing Director for Akzo Nobel's Surface Chemistry business.
The Boxing expansion is the latest in a series of investments to increase production in China. As well as inaugurating a new alkoxylation plant in Ningbo in 2016, the company is also on track to double capacity for organic peroxides at the Ningbo multi-site over the course of next year