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Nouryon to Boost Colloidal Silica Production in US

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The specialty chemicals company is expanding its Green Bay, WI manufacturing site to meet rising demand for Levasil products.

Specialty chemicals firm Nouryon is preparing to launch a project at its manufacturing plant in Green Bay, WI to increase production of Levasil brand colloidal silica products, a company release announced Tuesday.

“The expansion of our manufacturing facility in Green Bay is driven by growing demand for Levasil colloidal silica products in North America,” Patrick Wilhelm, vice president, Inorganic Specialties for Nouryon, said in a statement. “We are pleased to support our customers’ growth, which is fueled by large governmental infrastructure projects as well as increasing demand in packaging materials driven by e-commerce.”

Made from sand and water, Levasil is used in construction applications to increase the durability of structures. The product is also used to create anti-slip surfaces for packaging.

“By further investing in our global network of Levasil colloidal silica manufacturing facilities, we are further strengthening our manufacturing footprint to grow with our sustainable solutions and enhancing our ability to supply our Construction and Packaging customers in the US and around the world,” said Johan Landfors, executive vice president and president, Technology Solutions and Europe, in the release.

Work on the Green Bay plant is slated to reach completion in the second half of 2022. The firm currently operates eight Levasil plants across its global footprint.

Nouryon revealed plans this May to upgrade its expandable microspheres plant in Green Bay to meet increased demand from the packaging, construction, and transportation industries.

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