China: Business Strategy Nouryon Commences Polymer Production at New Unit to Meet Asia’s Rising Demand
Nouryon has begun production at its new manufacturing facility in China to support the increasing Asian demand of polymers used in the packaging, paint and coatings and construction end-markets. The plant has an annual capacity of 35,000 tons and will produce two key intermediates – tert-Butyl hydroperoxide and tert-Butyl alcohol.
Amsterdam/The Netherlands – Nouryon has started production at a new manufacturing facility located at its site in Ningbo, China, to meet increasing demand in the Asia region for polymers used in the packaging, paints and coatings and construction end-markets. The facility, which began development in 2020, has an annual capacity of 35,000 tons and will produce two key intermediates – tert-Butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) and tert-Butyl alcohol (TBA) – which are essential ingredients in the production of polymers and composites.
“Nouryon is pleased to further support our customers across Asia now that operations are up and running at our new China facility,” said Alain Rynwalt, Vice President of Polymer Specialties at Nouryon. “This investment supports Nouryon’s commitment to meet the growing needs of our customers in the region for products such as safe and hygienic food packaging, paint resins and PVC pipes.”
Sobers Sethi, Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets and China at Nouryon, said: “Asia is a key region for Nouryon and the Ningbo site plays a pivotal role in achieving our growth targets. The investment in this new facility underlines our strategy of strengthening our presence in attractive high-growth markets.”
Johan Landfors, Executive Vice President and President of Technology Solutions at Nouryon said: “This facility allows Nouryon to further strengthen the reliability of our regional supply of organic peroxides in Asia.”
Nouryon’s Ningbo site is comprised of six manufacturing facilities that produce chelating agents, organic peroxides, ethylene amines, cellulose ethers and surfactants. In Asia, Nouryon produces organic peroxides in Ningbo and Tianjin, China; Asa, Japan; and Mahad, India.