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15. Mar 2019 | Raw materials

Nouryon completes colloidal silica expansion in Sweden

Nouryon (formerly Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals) has raised production capacity for surface-modified colloidal silica at its Bohus site in Sweden.

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Nouryon has increased its production capacity for colloidal silica in Sweden. Source: Public_Domain_Photography / Pixabay.

The EUR 4 million expansion primarily adds capacity for the company’s product line, which supports customers in the paints and coatings market in their switch from solvent-based to more sustainable water-based coatings. A product of two natural ingredients – sand and water – colloidal silica is a versatile product which enhances and improves key functionalities of a variety of products and manufacturing processes, including industrial and architectural coatings. "This expansion will help us meet growing demand and anticipate future growth as we continue to research and develop new applications,” said Patrick Wilhelm, Director Levasil Colloidal Silica at Nouryon.

About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global producer of colloidal silica products, with production facilities in the Americas, Asia, and Europe. The main markets include electronics, coatings, construction, catalysts, and batteries. The Bohus expansion is the latest in a series of investments. The company recently introduced an ingredient that optimises the performance of water-based multicolor paints. It also agreed with Renmatix to jointly develop biomass-derived performance additives for architectural paints and construction materials.

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