AkzoNobel completes $10 mn sulphur plant expansion in US

AkzoNobel completes $10 mn sulphur plant expansion in US

9:09 AM, 15th November 2017
The opening ceremony of the 20,000-dry metric tonne sodium hydrosulfide production unit.
The opening ceremony of the 20,000-dry metric tonne sodium hydrosulfide production unit.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel's speciality chemicals business has completed a $10 million investment at its LeMoyne sulphur derivatives plant in US, which supplies essential ingredients used in several major industries.

Located in Alabama, the investment includes a 20,000-dry metric tonne expansion for the production of sodium hydrosulfide (NaSH), which the company supplies to customers in the paper, leather tanning, mining and speciality polymers segments.

AkzoNobel is the only company to produce a high strength, high purity NaSH at 60 percent concentration, which means the product qualifies as an eco-premium solution, offering advantages in terms of energy efficiency, emissions and wastewater. 

"This is a key expansion which will help to support growing customer demand. The LeMoyne facility employs unique AkzoNobel technology which provides NaSH at lower impurity levels and higher concentrations than competing processes, providing a significant sustainability benefit for customers," said Ignacio Garin, sulphur derivatives general manager, AkzoNobel.

"This project is just the latest in a series of capital investments we have made to support the growth of our customers across a range of end-use markets. It also underlines our ongoing commitment to sustainability," added Werner Fuhrmann, executive committee member responsible for speciality chemicals, AkzoNobel.

© Worldofchemicals News 

0 Comments

Login

Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters)
Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

Related News


Lanxess to buy Solvay's phosphorus additives business in US

COLOGNE, GERMANY: Lanxess AG said that it plans to acquire the phosphorus chemicals business with a US production site from Solvay SA, expanding its a ...

Read more
CB&I to upgrade Indian Oil unit in India

THE WOODLANDS, US: Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I) has been selected by Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) for the license, ...

Read more
Westlake prices $500 million of senior unsecured notes

HOUSTON, US: Westlake Chemical Corporation (WLK) said that it has priced it's previously announced underwritten public offering of $500.0 million aggr ...

Read more
AkzoNobel opens first application training centre in Dubai

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel NV has opened its first regional application training centre in Dubai, further strengthening its customer service st ...

Read more
Shell increases sell down of shares in Woodside Petroleum

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) confirms that, following strong demand from institutional investors, Shell Energy Holdings Austr ...

Read more
Clariant to supply sorbents for RTI desulfurization process

MUNICH, GERMANY: Clariant has signed a global licensing agreement to supply their solid sorbent material for RTI International’s warm gas desulf ...

Read more
www.worldofchemicals.com uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X