Devoting ourselves to understanding our partners' needs

We are working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, such as customers, partner companies, universities, and startups that help us become more sustainable, more innovative, and deliver more value to our customers.

Innovative solutions through strategic partnerships

We have formed partnerships with several startups and other companies to pursue innovative solutions, including IMCD for our lubricant and fuel solutions, Renewcell on sustainable textile recycling; Itaconix for bio-based polymers; Avantium for chemicals from wood; a strategic investment in  Icos Capital Fund IV to explore a wide range of start-ups and budding technologies pertinent to our primary markets, with a particular emphasis on accelerating sustainability. 

Research and academia

We have established partnerships with premier learning institutions and universities worldwide, facilitating internships, talent acquisition, research collaborations, and continuous learning and development opportunities for our existing workforce.

Sredded denim and Circulose pulp
Renewcell on sustainable textile recycling

Partnering with Renewcell on sustainable textile recycling

Supporting novel solutions such as this one, which accelerate the growth of the renewable fibers industry, leverage our essential chemistry and specialty solutions.

Circulose Hangtag (Image, courtesy of Renewcell)

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Memberships and Partnerships

We are a member and signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. An international program, it unites corporations, UN agencies, and labor and civil society organizations, fostering collaboration to uphold universal principles concerning human rights, labor, environmental protection, and anti-corruption. Learn more about how this connects to our Code of Business Conduct & Ethics as well as our sustainability goals.

We are also a member of Together for Sustainability, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and Responsible Care®, and partner with Swedish regional corporate cooperation Hållbar Kemi (Sustainable Chemistry). Furthermore, we are a strategic investor in the Icos Capital Fund III, a fund that supports start-ups, including those focused on software and process technologies for manufacturing in agriculture, food, and chemical industries.


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Submit YOUR ideas and work with us as equal partners

We believe that being open to the ideas and enthusiasm of outside collaborators will help our company achieve its maximum potential and lead the way to a more sustainable chemical industry.

Open Innovation Space

Growing with our customers

Since the start of 2017, we have announced numerous investments or plant startups that support the growth of our customers.

Examples includes the expansion and upgrade of a surface chemistry plant in Sweden, acquisition of a leading Chinese metal alkyls producer, and increased production capacity for organic peroxides, expandable microspheres and colloidal silica. 

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About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of approximately 8,200 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands.

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