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Nouryon and Atul start up new joint venture in India

April 30/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Nouryon (formely AkzoNobel Specialy Chemicals) and Atul have successfully started production at Anaven, a new joint venture in Gujarat, India, that will help meet the rapidly growing demand in Indias agricultural, personal care and pharmaceutical markets, according to Kemicalinfo.

Anaven is Indias largest MCA production site, with a current capacity of 32,000 tonnes of MCA per year. There is a possibility of rapid expansion of up to 60,000 tonnes per year in the near term.
MCA is used as an essential raw material for a variety of products, such as adhesives, pharmaceuticals, and crop protection chemicals. The chemical industry company, Atul Ltd consumes a portion of the MCA directly in its own production of crop protection chemicals.

Anaven plant is also the only zero-liquid discharge MCA production site in the world i.e. zero wastewater exits in the plant. This stands as a critical factor in India where water is scarce.

Rob Vancko, Vice President of Construction at Nouryon and Chairman of Anaven, said: Through this partnership with Atul, we can leverage Nouryons global leadership in MCA in order to meet the fast-growing demand from customers across multiple markets in India, while also continuing to drive innovation and sustainability in the region.
Nouryon has applied its expertise to build a plant that uses eco-friendly hydrogenation technology and employs the latest sustainability innovations for low energy consumption.

As MRC wrote before, in January 2021, Nouryon said it had decided to rename its industrial chemicals subsidiary Nobian as part of the company's global growth and branding strategies. The branding change will allow Nobian to develop its integrated European value chain for base chemicals under its own name and brand, the company says. It will also enable Nouryon to focus on growing its worldwide position in specialty chemicals, the company says.

We remind that Russia's output of chemical products rose in February 2021 by 5.3% year on year. Thus, production of basic chemicals increased year on year by 7.5% in the first two months of 2021, according to Rosstat's data. February production of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) was 98,400 tonnes (100% of the basic substance) versus 113,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of caustic soda totalled 211,400 tonnes in the first two months of 2021, down by 4.6% year on year.

Nouryon was officially formed in October 2018 after separating from AkzoNobel. The company manufactures  everyday products, such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. The company operates in over 80 countries around the world and its portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox and Berol.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:Europe, kausticheskaya soda, propylene, ethylene, petrochemistry, adhesives, personal hygiene products, pharmaceuticals, Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals BV, Nouryon, sustainable development, India, Russia.
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