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Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, has signed a five-year license agreement with Shaanxi Beiyuan Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (Beiyuan), a leading producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in China. Under the agreement, Nouryon will license its innovative Continuous Initiator Dosing (CiD) technology to Beiyuan, and will supply its Trigonox® 187 proprietary CiD initiator, which will be produced at Nouryon’s new world-class site in Tianjin, China. The partnership with Beiyuan builds on Nouryon’s successful track record of supplying CiD technology to customers throughout EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and the Americas.

“As the largest global producer of polymerization initiators for PVC, Nouryon is excited to partner with Beiyuan and extend our technology to China,” said Alain Rynwalt, Vice President Polymer Specialties at Nouryon. “Nouryon’s patented CiD technology will allow Beiyuan to increase reactor output, while improving productivity and energy consumption, product quality and operational safety.”

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PVC has become one of the most widely used materials in the world for many essential products including pipes, electronic cables, medical containers and tubing. Due to its fire and weather resistance, its electrical insulation and blending versatility, it is used predominately in the construction, automotive and healthcare markets. According to GlobalData, the global PVC capacity is potentially increasing from 56 million tons in 2019 to 65 million tons in 2024, and China accounts for half of this increase. Beiyuan is one of China’s leading PVC producers.

“With this agreement, we look forward to advancing the PVC market and creating more value in China,” said Yancai Liu, General Manager at Beiyuan. “By automating the handling of polymerization initiators, PVC production will be a safer and more efficient process with less energy usage. We believe our partnership with Nouryon will keep us at the forefront of the industry and will help us to address increasingly stringent environmental and safety regulations,” said Liu.

“Our customers around the world are demanding more sustainable solutions and are therefore making the shift to CiD technology for PVC production," said Sobers Sethi, Senior Vice President of Emerging Markets and China at Nouryon. “We are committed to helping our customers grow in China by sharing our expertise. For Nouryon, helping our customers become more successful is the key to our long-term partnerships for mutual growth,” he said.

About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of more than 7,900 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands. Visit our website

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Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, plans to invest in its Kromasil manufacturing facility in Bohus, Sweden, to meet the increasing global demand from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for high-performing solutions. The investment is expected to double the facility’s existing production capacity, which will strengthen Nouryon’s global leadership position in high-performance silica.

“This investment reflects Nouryon’s commitment to be a trusted partner to the pharma and biotech industries, which increasingly rely on us to provide solutions that contribute to the production of safe pharmaceuticals,” said Johan Landfors, Executive Vice President and President, Technology Solutions and Europe at Nouryon.

2021 07 08 113842Kromasil products are used by the pharmaceutical, food and beverage, clinical, and environmental industries for applications ranging from laboratory analysis to industrial-scale purification. Kromasil contributes to improved treatment of diabetes as a vital part of the purification of insulin. Other uses include complex bio-pharma applications.

“Bio-pharmaceuticals, such as peptides, proteins and hormones, are a growing market and we see an increase in demand worldwide, particularly from our customers in India, China and Southeast Asia,” said Patrick Wilhelm, Vice President of Inorganic Specialties at Nouryon. “This facility expansion will reinforce our leadership position in the global high-performance silica market targeted to the pharma and biotech industries, and it will allow us to meet the growing demand for our Kromasil products.”

Construction of the Nouryon facility expansion is scheduled to begin in 2022.

Nouryon is a leading producer of high-performance silica worldwide and has more than 30 years of expertise in spherical silica for analytical to process-scale liquid chromatography under the brand Kromasil. Kromasil chromatography resins offer superior separation performance leading to increased efficiency and decreased costs.

This investment follows Kromasil’s recently introduced efficient purification strategy for pharmaceuticals used for type 2 diabetes.

About Nouryon 

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of more than 7,900 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands

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Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, received the 2021 Responsible Care® Merit Award from the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM) in recognition of Nouryon’s distinguished performance in the fields of sustainability and responsible care in China. Four Nouryon employees also received 2020 Key Contributor Awards honoring their contributions to industrial policy advocacy and hazardous chemical safety management.

2021 06 22 113033As a signatory to the Responsible Care Global Charter, Nouryon is committed to nurturing a work culture that proactively supports safe chemicals management, protects people and the environment, engages business partners and stakeholders, and contributes to sustainability through the development of innovative solutions.

“We are honored to be recognized for our performance, transparency and involvement in AICM’s sustainability initiatives, principally for our commitment to the environment and continuously improving employee health and safety performance,” said Marcus van Tilborg, Director Integrated Supply Chain Asia Pacific at Nouryon. “As we reflect on the challenges posed by COVID-19, I’m especially proud of the way our team reacted to protect our people, our communities and the environment, while advancing our ambitious sustainability agenda.”

To meet the Responsible Care Merit Award requirements, Nouryon’s eight manufacturing facilities in China conducted annual self-assessments supported by improvement plans and internal audits. In China and globally, Nouryon’s safety and environmental performance has demonstrated continuous growth and improvement in recent years.

“Our operational excellence and our focus on growth and customer satisfaction align with our sustainability ambitions,” said Sobers Sethi, Senior Vice President Emerging Markets and China at Nouryon. “Nouryon’s recognition by the AICM is a testament to the entire team in China who actively implements Responsible Care principles every day.”

The Nouryon employees honored with 2020 Key Contributor Awards are:

  • Dong Xie, Legal & Compliance Director Asia
  • Brooks Yu, Senior Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs Advocacy Manager
  • Gary Gao, Health, Safety, Environment and Security Manager Asia
  • Jing Ge, Communications Manager Emerging Markets and China

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Responsible Care is a global initiative by the chemical industry to enhance and improve the industry’s environmental, health, safety, and security performance. Nouryon also recently received 14 awards from the American Chemistry Council in recognition of its commitment to keeping employee health and safety at the forefront of its operations.

About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of more than 9,700 employees (including Nobian) with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands. Visit our website

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Nouryon has been awarded the 2019 Responsible Care Merit Award by the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM) in China. The award recognizes the company’s performance and contribution to the development of a responsible chemical industry in the country.

“We take pride in our efforts to improve our economic, environmental, and social impact
and it’s an honor to be recognized by AICM for our efforts in this area,” said Jack Li, Sales Director Asia at Nouryon. “We look forward to further collaborate with AICM and support its mission and to help local partners pursue excellence and enhance customer satisfaction.”

Nouryon CEO Charlie Shaver added: “Our footprint in China is one of the most modern that we have in any part of the world and it enables us to service customers in a wide range of markets around the globe. Our investments in the country clearly demonstrate our commitment to strengthen our capabilities in the country.”

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Nouryon started production in China in the early 1990s and currently employs nearly 1,400 people across nine locations. The company recently completed an expansion of its surfactants capacity at Boxing and is investing in capacity to serve the polymers market, including a €90 million organic peroxides production facility in Tianjin and a major expansion of dicumyl peroxide production capacity at Ningbo.

AICM represents nearly 70 major chemical multinationals operating in China and aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the country’s chemical industry, amongst others by promoting green manufacturing and advancing Responsible Care among its stakeholders. Responsible Care is a global initiative by the chemical industry to enhance and improve companies’ environmental, health, safety and security performance.

About Nouryon

We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Markets worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

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