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AkzoNobel develops novel technology platform to manufacture a wide range of ethylene amines

October 11/2017

MOSCOW (MRC) -- AkzoNobelís Specialty Chemicals business has developed a novel technology platform for producing ethylene amines and their derivatives from ethylene oxide, said the producer on its site.

As well as significantly reducing raw material consumption per ton of product, it also offers a substantially improved cost and sustainability profile when compared with existing processes.

The flexibility of the technology will allow the selective production of a wide range of end products, enabling the company to expand its amines product offering. AkzoNobel intends to start construction of a demonstration plant in 2018 to showcase the competitiveness of the platform and validate the products with customers.

The range of ethylene amines targeted includes, but is not limited to, DETA (diethylenetriamine) and TETA (triethylenetetramine), which are key building blocks in a number of growth applications such as epoxy curing, oil and road additives, and paper.

"We are excited to announce this technology, which underlines our commitment to the global ethylene amines market," said Joppe Smit, General Manager of AkzoNobelís Ethylene Amines business. "It offers unique benefits to our customers in comparison to mainstream technology and we strongly believe it has the potential to become a game-changer in the industry."

Added Egbert Henstra, Managing Director of AkzoNobelís Ethylene and Sulfur Derivatives business: "Launching this technology strengthens our product portfolio and will further improve the companyís position as one of the leaders in the ethylene amines industry. Establishing this unique position is of strategic importance to our business."

Commenting on the development, Peter Nieuwenhuizen, RD&I Director of Specialty Chemicals at AkzoNobel, said: "The development of this novel technology is another great example of AkzoNobelís commitment to growth through innovation. In addition, it underlines our commitment to make a positive and lasting impact on a more sustainable planet."

He added that substantial efforts have been made to protect the new technology platform via a comprehensive patent portfolio.

As MRC reported earlier, in December 2016, AkzoNobel finalized the acquisition of BASFís global Industrial Coatings business, which supplies a range of products for industries including construction, domestic appliances, wind energy and commercial transport, strengthening its position as the global number one supplier in coil coatings. The transaction includes relevant technologies, patents and trademarks, as well as two manufacturing plants in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Akzo Nobel N.V., trading as AkzoNobel, is a Dutch multinational, active in the fields of decorative paints, performance coatings and specialty chemicals. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the company has activities in more than 80 countries, and employs approximately 55,000 people.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:pigments, ethylene, paper, adhesives, construction, paints and coatings, AkzoNobel, BASF.
Category:General News
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