Organic peroxides are essential to manufacture a wide range of polymers used in the PVC and composites industry for products like artificial marble.
Specialty chemicals manufacturer Nouryon starts full-scale production at its organic peroxide greenfield site in Tianjin, China, to support increasing demand from packaging, paints and coatings and construction customers in the region. The site consists of three manufacturing facilities reportedly equipped with the latest wastewater and environmental treatment systems and utilizing safety processes to minimize discharge of waste to air. The plant equipment design will reportedly improve the efficiency of manufacturing processes and support reduced water and energy consumption, according to Nouryon.
“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,” says Nouryon Chairman and 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.”
In Asia, Nouryon produces organic peroxides in Ningbo and Tianjin, China; in Asa, Japan; and in Mahad, India. Recently, Nouryon announced another new facility start-up in Ningbo, supplying two key intermediates for polymers and composites production.
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