AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals - Ineos Nitriles agreement to expand chelates production
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.