Nouryon completes two moves
Nouryon has completed two recently announced advances: the acquisition of the carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) business of J.M. Huber, including a manufacturing plant and advanced R&D facility located in Äänekoski, Finland; and doubling organic peroxides at its plant in Itupeva, Brazil.
CMC is a bio-based water-soluble polymer that is used as a thickener, binder, stabiliser and film former in applications including home and personal care, buildings and infrastructure, food, pharmaceuticals, and packaging. The acquired business makes a complete line of grades and is active in 80 countries, with sales of around €135 million/year. The 248 employees are all transferring.
The expansion in Brazil will add capacity for products including methyl ethyl ketone peroxides, and dibenzyl peroxide pastes and waxes. These are essential ingredients used in the production of composites for uses in wind turbines, civil construction and other applications. An advanced safety instrumented system has also been installed.