Nouryon Expands Application Development Centers

07.02.2023 - Dutch specialty chemicals producer Nouryon is expanding its Application Development Centers in Deventer, the Netherlands, and at Chattanooga in the US state of Tennessee to offer advanced technical service capabilities dedicated to cleaning in Europe and North America.

The company said the expansion will accelerate “meaningful and sustainable” innovation to meet the evolving needs of the cleaning market, while supporting its existing global network of dedicated centers.

Nouryon’s technical service capabilities encompass advanced performance-in-use testing for hard surface cleaning, dishwashing and laundry applications, with the ability to evaluate processes under household, industrial, and institutional conditions as well as supporting advanced analytical competencies, ecotoxicity development and regulatory compliance.

Suzanne Carroll, senior vice president of the company’s home and personal care business, said the investment marks an expansion in resources, equipment and technical competency that will allow it to enhance its offering of essential solutions.

The Dutch player regards itself as a leading global producer of high-performing, biodegradable chelates with a portfolio that includes high-performance sustainable surfactants, hybrid polymers and solutions developed to address major cleaning formulation challenges.

In 2022, Nouryon commissioned a biodegradable chelates production facility in the Netherlands to meet growing consumer demand for eco-friendly auto dishwashing and liquid laundry products. This complements its existing plants in Ningbo, China and Lima, Ohio, in the US.

In Europe, the specialty chemicals producer has application development centers for the cleaning end-market in Deventer and at Stenungsund, Sweden, and in the US at Bridgewater, New Jersey, in addition to Chattanooga.

Author: Dede Williams, Freelance Journalist