Nouryon completes EBP expansion in Mexico

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Chemical firm Nouryon has completed its Los Reyes facility expansion. Mexico Nouryon can now double its emulsion-based peroxide (EBP) production to provide the growing demand of the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in North America.

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John Landfors, Managing Director Polymer Chemistry at Nouryon, is pleased with the demand of emulsions for PVC production.

“We have expanded production capacity quickly to meet demand and are ready to build more capacity to grow with our customers in the future,” he added.

In 2018, the firm introduced EBP in lieu of solvent-based peroxides for PVC production in North America. EBP improves the quality of PVC and is considered safer compared to solvent-based peroxide. It also allows producer to minimise expenditure while increasing reactor output by up to 40%.

Mexico Nouryon, formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, is the latest investment project of Nouryon to expand its grip in the polymer market. The firm is now on its way to invest on expansion projects in Brazil, China, India and  another in Mexico.