Nouryon begins production at Chinese peroxide greenfield site

Specialty chemicals firm Nouryon has started full-scale production at its world-class and innovative organic peroxide greenfield site in Tianjin, China, to support the increasing demand from Packaging, Paints and Coatings, and Construction customers in the region. The site consists of three manufacturing facilities.

Nouryon is a global leader in organic peroxides, which are essential to manufacture a wide range of polymers used in the PVC and composites industry for products like window profiles, artificial marble, coating resins, blood bags and other medical packaging materials. Nouryon product brands produced at the site include Trigonox and Perkadox organic peroxides as well as Butanox methyl ethyl ketone peroxide.

“Asia is an important growth market for Nouryon and the start-up of our new organic peroxide facilities in Tianjin is a significant milestone for us,” said Nouryon Chairman/CEO Charlie Shaver. “We have a long history in Asia and this strategic investment demonstrates our commitment to growth and delivering innovative and sustainable solutions that answer society’s needs, today and in the future.”

Nouryon says the manufacturing facilities are equipped with the latest wastewater and environmental treatment systems and utilise the world’s leading safety processes to minimise discharge of waste to air. This plant equipment design will further improve the efficiency of manufacturing processes and support reduced water and energy consumption.

“We are excited to launch our modern and innovative organic peroxide manufacturing facilities in Tianjin, where we have introduced some of our groundbreaking new innovations,” said Johan Landfors, Executive Vice President and President of Technology Solutions and Europe at Nouryon. “This investment underscores our technology leadership in our products and manufacturing processes, our dedication to growing with the polymer industry in the region and our continued commitment to our customers in Asia. Nouryon is dedicated to further improving our environmental footprint and safety performance and we are proud that the new facilities exceed China’s stringent safety and environmental standards.”

In Asia, Nouryon produces organic peroxides in Ningbo and Tianjin, China, in Asa, Japan and in Mahad, India. Recently Nouryon also announced another new facility start-up in Ningbo, China, supplying two key intermediates for polymers and composites production. 

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