Nouryon completes expandable microspheres expansion in Sweden

Nouryon completes expandable microspheres expansion in Sweden

11:06 AM, 5th June 2019
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Nouryon has completed a €20 million project at Sundsvall, Sweden that significantly raises production capacity for its Expancel expandable microspheres. These are used to enhance the properties of products ranging from shoe soles and food packaging to wind turbines.

Expancel microspheres are used as a lightweight filler and a blowing agent to make end products lighter, create attractive textures, protect against damage or shield against the elements. At the same time, it also reduces costs as less raw material is needed.

“Expancel demand is growing fast as we develop new applications to fulfil customer needs. Examples include underbody coatings, weather strips and repair putty for the automotive market, and sealants, floorings and elastomeric cool roof coatings for the construction market,” said Sylvia Winkel Pettersson, Director Expancel at Nouryon.

“These projects reflect our commitment to meet growing demand and grow successfully alongside our customers around the world. Expanding our capacity will significantly strengthen our leadership position in expandable microspheres,” added Niek Stapel, Managing Director Pulp and Performance Chemicals at Nouryon.

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