AkzoNobel Finishes $5.5M Surface Chemicals Plant Expansion

November 1, 2017

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AkzoNobel Finishes $5.5M Surface Chemicals Plant Expansion

Dutch specialty chemicals and coatings producer AkzoNobel recently completed an expansion effort at its Boxing, China surface chemicals plant to enable the site to produce a wider range of products, a press release announced Wednesday.

Investing €4.8 million, or about $5.5 million, in the project, the plant will now be able to manufacture a variety of high-value products for use in an array of end markets from agriculture to mining.

“The chemicals industry in Asia continues to evolve and over the last four years we have significantly increased our capabilities in the region,” said managing director of AkzoNobel’s Surface Chemistry business AB Ghosh in a statement. “Having already invested in the Boxing facility to improve operational excellence, the new production capacities we now have at the site mean we are better equipped to serve the growing demands of our customers in Asia and regions around the world.”

The facility was previously focused on the production of fatty acids, nitriles, amines, and quaternary ammonium compounds for chemical intermediaries and makers of fabric softeners.

“China remains a fast-growing market and we will continue to make strategic investments in the region,” said Werner Fuhrmann, a member of AzkoNobel’s executive committee in charge of the firm’s Specialty Chemicals business. “As well as helping us to accommodate the growth of our customers, our commitment to Asia will also enable us to further build on our leadership positions.”

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