Ningbo Multi-Site AkzoNobel to Invest €45 Million at Ningbo Plant
AkzoNobel has announced its intention to invest €45 million in a new Dicumyl Peroxide (DCP) plant at its Ningbo multi-site in China to meet a growing local, regional and global demand.
Ningbo, PR China – The new facility will expand AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals’ DCP production capacity by more than 30 percent to 25,000 metric tons and allow for future expansion as the market continues grow. Expected to be completed by mid-2014, it will be the fifth plant built on the multi-site and benefit from the shared infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities.
This announcement coincides with the inauguration of one of AkzoNobel’s other Ningbo plants, which also manufactures organic peroxides: Perkadox 14 (used for different types of rubber and thermoplastics) and Trigonox 101 (used for rheology control of polypropylene and synthetic rubbers).
AkzoNobel in China
The Ningbo site currently produces chelates, ethylene amines and ethylene oxide, in addition to the aforementioned projects. The total investment in the AkzoNobel’s Ningbo site announced to date is nearly €370 million. The company currently employs over 6,700 people in China, and its 2010 revenue totaled €1.3 billion. The majority of revenue is generated from local demand. The company’s ambition is to achieve revenue of $3 billion (RMB 20 billion) in China by 2015.