Ak­zoNo­bel Spe­cialty Chem­i­cals - Ineos Nitriles agree­ment to ex­pand chelates pro­duc­tion

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Akzo No­bel Spe­cialty Chem­i­cals and Ineos Nitriles have signed a long-term co-op­er­a­tion agree­ment that will al­low Ak­zoNo­bel to ex­pand its pro­duc­tion of biodegrad­able chelates, used in de­ter­gents and other in­dus­tries, uti­liz­ing one of Ineos Nitriles’ chem­i­cal prod­ucts.

Ak­zoNo­bel Spe­cialty Chem­i­cals will in­vest in pro­duc­tion fa­cil­i­ties at Ineos’s site at Cologne, Ger­many. With this part­ner­ship, Ak­zoNo­bel Spe­cialty Chem­i­cals will be able to ex­pand its chelates pro­duc­tion in Europe. Con­struc­tion of the new fa­cil­i­ties at Cologne will start later this year and com­ple­tion is due in 2020. Ineos will oper­ate these new plants.

“The sus­tain­abil­ity pro­file of the chelates busi­ness will im­prove by mak­ing use of a raw ma­te­rial with a lower car­bon foot­print, by switch­ing heat and elec­tric­ity to more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly en­ergy sources or re­new­able elec­tric­ity, and by de­creas­ing the trans­port dis­tance of our prod­ucts,” said Pe­ter Kui­jpers, Gen­eral Man­ager Chelates and Mi­cronu­tri­ents at Ak­zoNo­bel Spe­cialty Chem­i­cals.

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