Oct. 31, 2016
The new facilities in Ningbo are for the Surface Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry businesses. The state-of-the-art site in Tianjin – to be located at the Nangang Chemical Park – is also being constructed for the Polymer Chemistry business and will replace its existing plant in the area.
The new facilities at the Ningbo site include an alkoxylation facility – which will provide surfactants for the agrochemical, cleaning, viscose and animal feed industries – as well as the company’s largest unit for making organic peroxides that are used in the production of cross linked rubber. The investment will underline AkzoNobel’s position as the world’s largest organic peroxides producer.
Commenting on the inaugurations, Director of the CMC in Ningbo Petrochemical District, Zuyou Hu said: “I am delighted to see AkzoNobel’s continued long-term commitment in Ningbo. The new facilities will greatly enhance Ningbo Chemical Base’s innovation capability and contribute to its development into one of China’s strategic chemical production hubs.”
In Tianjin, the planned organic peroxides facility will utilize state-of-the-art technology that meets stringent safety and environmental standards introduced by the Chinese government. Offering more capacity than the existing site, it is being constructed to support efforts by the local authorities to improve safety in the chemical industry, while providing improved manufacturing and quality processes to customers.
“Our investment in Tianjin demonstrates our commitment to maintaining our safety leadership position while fully supporting the growth of our customers,” added Fuhrmann.
Construction of the new Tianjin site will start towards the end of 2016. It is expected to be operational in late 2018.
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