A global leader in specialty chemicals

Our global activities are organized into five business units: Ethylene and Sulfur Derivatives, Industrial Chemicals, Polymer Chemistry, Pulp and Performance Chemicals, and Surface Chemistry. 

Ethylene and Sulfur Derivatives

Specializes in cellulosics, ethylene amines, ethylene oxide, chelates, micronutrients, polysul­fides, and sulfur products

Industrial Chemicals

Specializes in salt, chlorine, caustic lye, hydrochloric acid, chloromethanes, and monochloroacetic acid (MCA)

Polymer Chemistry

Specializes in organic peroxides, metal alkyls, organometallic specialties, and polymer additives

Pulp and Performance Chemicals

Specializes in sodium chlorate, hydrogen peroxide, silica-based technologies, and expandable microspheres

Surface Chemistry

Specializes in amines, alkoxylates, special polymers, and natural oil and fat-based nitrogen surfactants

Our latest news releases

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is now Nouryon
9 Oct 2018 - News
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals completes acquisition of Polinox
21 Sep 2018 - News
Photanol to build demonstration plant to make chemicals from carbon dioxide and sunlight at Delfzijl site
7 Sep 2018 - News
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A snapshot of the markets we serve

Cleaning and personal care

Our state-of-the-art technologies enable the formulation of smart, sustainable cleaning and personal care products.

Paints and coatings

Our wide range of special additives enhance the properties of paint, coatings, and pre-deco products.

Pulp and paper

We are one of the largest players in the pulp and paper market. Our pioneering solutions help improve pulp and paper product quality.

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We are Nouryon 
Your partner in essential chemistry for a sustainable future 

Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.