The Netherlands: Capacity Increase Nouryon Announces Investment in Metal Alkyls Plant in Rotterdam
Nouryon has made a series of investments at its metal alkyls plant in Rotterdam to improve efficiency and increase capacity. The projects are to enable the company to continue meeting growing demand from customers in the polymer industry and improve supply reliability in Europe.
Rotterdam/The Netherlands — Nouryon's Rotterdam plant has increased production capacity by more than 40 % in the last three years. With a series of new investments, the company intends to ensure further growth.
The most recent investment includes automating raw material handling, improving overall efficiency and safety at the site by avoiding potential exposure risks. This project also allows for material to be supplied in bulk, which reduces transportation costs.
The speciality chemicals company further strengthened its position in metal alkyls with the recent acquisition of Zhejiang Friend Chemical. It is the largest Chinese producer of triethyl aluminum (Teal) — a metal alkyl used in the production of high-volume polymers, including polypropylene and polyethylene.