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Nouryon Increases Production Capacity of Colloidal Silica

| Editor: Ahlam Rais

The 4.48-million dollar expansion primarily adds capacity for the company’s Levasil CC-branded product line.
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The 4.48-million dollar expansion primarily adds capacity for the company’s Levasil CC-branded product line. (Source: Nouryon)

Colloidal silica enhances and improves key functionalities of various products and manufacturing processes. The 4.48-million dollar expansion at the Bohus site is one of the most recent investments by the firm to better serve its customers in the paints and coatings market.

Sweden – Nouryon has raised production capacity for surface-modified colloidal silica at its Bohus site in Sweden. The 4.48-million dollar expansion primarily adds capacity for the company’s Levasil CC-branded product line, which supports customers in the paints and coatings market in their switch from solvent-based to more sustainable water-based coatings.

A product of two natural ingredients – sand and water – colloidal silica is a versatile product which enhances and improves key functionalities of a variety of products and manufacturing processes, including industrial and architectural coatings.

The Bohus expansion is the latest in a series of investments to better serve and grow with its customers in the paints and coatings market. For example, the company recently introduced an ingredient that optimises the performance of water-based multi-colour paints. The company also agreed with Renmatix to jointly develop biomass-derived performance additives for architectural paints and construction materials.

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