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30.05.2019

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Nouryon Increases Use of Sustainable Steam

Nouryon and other firms based at Chemical Park Delfzijl in the Netherlands will save up to 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year through the increased use of sustainable steam. The company will use the additional supply to make its salt production at the Delfzijl site...

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27.02.2019

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Bio MCN to Use Green Hydrogen for the Production of Renewable Methanol

Nouryon and Gasunie will supply green hydrogen to Bio MCN for the production of renewable methanol from CO2. The companies say it marks the next step in the sustainability of processes in the industry.

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25.09.2017

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Akzo Nobel Announces Plans to Build EHEC Plant

Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business is studying plans to build a world-class plant for its Bermocoll business, which supplies ingredients for the paint and buildings and construction industries.

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25.07.2017

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Shakeup at Akzo Nobel Goes On: Supervisory Board Chairman Antony Burgmans to Quit in 2018 Following the Leave of CEO Büchner

No rest for Akzo Nobel: After having refused a 26-million-takeover offer from PPC, CEO Ton Büchner and Antony Burgmans, chairman of the supervisory board, leave the company. The new management now prepares for the spin-off of the Specialty Chemicals branch.

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18.07.2017

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Akzo Nobel to Double Production of Organic Peroxides at Ningbo Facility

Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business is planning to double the production capacity at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China, within the next two years. A project to boost the capacity by 40 % is underway, which is expected to be completed by mid-August.

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31.05.2017

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Akzo Nobel Opens Performance Coatings Plant in Thailand

Akzo Nobel has opened a new Performance Coatings production facility in Chonburi, Thailand. The company invested $ 31 million in this ninth production site in South East Asia.

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24.04.2017

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Akzo Nobel Nominates Finalists for Imagine Chemistry Challenge

Akzo Nobel announced the 20 finalists for its Imagine Chemistry initiative, which was launched earlier this year to help solve real-life chemistry-related challenges and to uncover sustainable opportunities for the company’s Specialty Chemicals business.

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24.04.2017

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Akzo Nobel Nominates Finalists for Imagine Chemistry Challenge

Akzo Nobel announced the 20 finalists for its Imagine Chemistry initiative, which was launched earlier this year to help solve real-life chemistry-related challenges and to uncover sustainable opportunities for the company’s Specialty Chemicals business.

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20.04.2017

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Akzo Nobel Separates Speciality Chemicals Business

Akzo Nobel unveiled a new strategy to accelerate growth and value creation focussing on the company's Paints, Coatings and Specialty Chemicals Business. The next phase is the separation of Speciality Chemicals and the creation of two separate companies within twelve months.

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09.03.2017

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Akzo Nobel Rejects Proposal from PPG

Akzo Nobel announced a review of strategic options for the separation of its Specialty Chemicals business. This follows the confirmation that it has now rejected an unsolicited, non-binding and conditional proposal from PPG Industries for all of the issued and outstanding ordinar...

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30.01.2017

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Akzo Nobel Signs Cooperation Agreement with Itaconix

Dutch company Akzo Nobel has signed a framework joint development agreement with specialty chemicals company Itaconix to explore opportunities for the production of bio-based polymers.

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17.01.2017

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Investment in Chinese Powder Coatings Facility

Akzo Nobel has officially opened its € 11 million powder coatings facility in Chengdu, western China.

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10.01.2017

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Expansion of Organic Peroxides Business

Akzo Nobel has strengthened its global manufacturing footprint for organic peroxides by completing a € 22 million expansion of its Los Reyes production facility in Mexico.

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12.12.2016

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Joint Investment in MCA Production

Akzo Nobel and Atul have announced their intention to jointly invest in the production of monochloroacetic acid (MCA) in India, which will include setting up a world class MCA plant at Atul's facility in Gujarat.

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31.10.2016

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Growing Demand for Speciality Chemicals

Akzo Nobel has inaugurated two new specialty chemicals plants at its multi-site in Ningbo, China, which together represent a combined investment of € 80 million.

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12.09.2016

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Akzo Nobel Names New Executive Committee Member

Akzo Nobel has named Thierry F.J. Vanlancker as the future Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals, effective February 1, 2017. He will succeed Werner Fuhrmann, who has decided to retire from the company next year, after 37 years of service.

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16.02.2015

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Akzo Nobel to focus on Asian Market

Akzo Nobel Performance Coatings is expanding again in Asia Pacific. Prior to the investment in Singapore and Sunshine, Australia, today the company announced plans to invest €2.5 million to expand its plant in Cikarang, Indonesia.

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09.07.2014

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Chlorine Enters a New Dimension

Chlorine production at the new Akzo Nobel membrane electrolysis plant in Frankfurt is significantly more efficient and output capacity has been increased by 50 %. This is the first time that Uhde zero–gap technology is being used at a European site.

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