Nouryon starts work chloromethanes expansion at Frankfurt site

Nouryon starts work on chloromethanes expansion at Frankfurt site

11:38 AM, 5th April 2019
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) said that it will start construction in May on a project to further increase capacity for chloromethanes at its site in Frankfurt, Germany.

The expansion is expected to be completed in 2020.

The company first increased chloromethanes production in Frankfurt in 2017; the new project will increase annual production capacity of the chloromethane methyl chloride by more than 30 percent. Methyl chloride is used for the manufacture of various construction materials, silicones, surfactants and pharmaceuticals.

“As well as investing in additional capacity, we will also make substantial upgrades to the facility, which will improve overall supply reliability for our customers and support their growth plans. We have a leading position in the European chloromethanes market and this is a significant investment to strengthen that,” said Knut Schwalenberg, Managing Director Industrial Chemicals at Nouryon.

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