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Nouryon and INEOS Nitriles break ground on new facilities in Germany

March 17/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Nouryon and INEOS Nitriles have broken ground on new facilities to be built at INEOS Koln site in Germany, according to INEOS' press release.

The units will produce raw materials for Nouryons high-quality, biodegradable chelates, used in detergents and other industries. The plants are due to be completed in 2021-2022.

Demand for chelates has increased strongly following the European ban on phosphates in consumer automatic dishwasher detergents. Chelates are more sustainable than the phosphates they replace.

INEOS will operate and maintain the new facilities as well as provide key raw materials.

"This long-term agreement with INEOS will support the growth of customer demand for biodegradable chelates in home and personal care applications such as detergents, which are a key strategic market for us," said Larry Ryan, Executive Vice President and President of Performance Formulations and the Americas at Nouryon.

INEOS Nitriles is the worlds largest producer of acrylonitrile, a vital raw material for products used in the automotive, home appliance, garment, carbon fibre and water purification sectors. The agreement is similar to an existing partnership between INEOS and Nouryon at their adjacent facilities in Lima, Ohio, United States.

"Our relationship with Nouryon over the past years has proven to be mutually beneficial. We look forward to building on that success, and we are proud that the products developed through this expansion in our partnership will lead to a more sustainable industry," says Hans Casier, CEO of INEOS Nitriles.

The startup of the new facilities will strengthen Nouryons global footprint in the supply of biodegradable chelates to Asia, Europe and North America. It follows completion of production facilities at Ningbo, China in 2016 and is the next step to expand Nouryons capabilities to meet the needs of its customers in the European market.

"This capacity expansion underlines the companys strategy of investing in attractive growth markets and its commitment to sustainable growth platforms," said Nouryon CEO Charlie Shaver. "It will enable us to better support the future growth plans of our customers. They will benefit from our continued efforts to improve global supply chain performance and optimization, and the ability to produce more sustainable products."

As MRC informed before, in January 2019, INEOS announced Antwerp as the location for its new petrochemical investment. The EUR3 billion investment will be the biggest ever made by INEOS and is first cracker to be built in Europe in 20 years. The investment is a game changer for the chemical sectors and will bring huge benefits to the Belgium and wider European economies.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 215,390 tonnes in the first month of 2020, up by 23% year on year. Shipments of all grades of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) increased due to higher capacity utilisation at ZapSibNeftekhim. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market were 127,240 tonnes in January 2020, up by 33% year on year. ZapSibNeftekhim's homopolymer PP accounted for the main increase in shipments.

Nouruon is a global specialty chemicals leader.

INEOSis a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products employing 22,000 people. It has 34 businesses, with a production network spanning 183 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:Europe, PP, PE, LLDPE, homopolymer PP, propylene, HDPE, ethylene, petrochemistry, Ineos, Nouryon, Belgium, Germany, ROSSIYa.
Category:General News
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