November 15, 2017

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AkzoNobel Wraps Up $10M Sulfur Derivatives Plant Expansion
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The Specialty Chemicals business of Dutch-owned coatings and chemicals maker AkzoNobel recently completed a $10 million expansion project at its LeMoyne, AL sulfur derivatives plant to boost the site’s sodium hydrosulfide (NaSH) production capacity, a company press release announced Wednesday.

20,000 dry MT of NaSH was added to the site’s capacity to serve customers in industries like paper, mining, and specialty polymers.

“This is a key expansion which will help to support growing customer demand,” said Sulfur Derivatives General Manager, Ignacio Garin, in a statement. “The LeMoyne facility employs unique AkzoNobel technology which provides NaSH at lower impurity levels and higher concentrations than competing processes, providing a significant sustainability benefit for customers.”

AkzoNobel said it is the sole firm to produce high-strength, high-purity NaSH at a 60% concentration.

“This project is just the latest in a series of capital investments we have made to support the growth of our customers across a range of end-use markets. It also underlines our ongoing commitment to sustainability,” said Werner Fuhrmann, AkzoNobel’s Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals, in the release. 

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