Success built on partnerships
Devoting ourselves to understanding our partners’ needs
Working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, such as customers, partner companies, universities, and startups helps us become more sustainable, more innovative, and deliver more value to our customers.
- We have formed partnerships with several startups and other companies to pursue innovative bio-based chemicals, including Photanol for chemicals from photosynthesis; Itaconix for bio-based polymers; Royal Cosun for chemicals from sugar; and Avantium for chemicals from wood.
- In Rotterdam, the Netherlands, we are making important steps towards the circular economy by exploring the feasibility of converting waste to chemicals, together with Air Liquide, Enerkem, and the Port of Rotterdam.
- We are leading a consortium which includes Google, Philips, and DSM to develop and purchase energy from two wind parks in the Netherlands, which will provide sustainable electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of 140,000 households.
Nouryon and Ajax find the right chemistry
A long-term partnership with Dutch soccer club Amsterdam Football Club (AFC) Ajax. The agreement unites two groups at the forefront of their respective fields.
Growing with our customers
Since the start of 2017, we have announced numerous investments or plant startups that support the growth of our customers.
Recent investments or plant startups
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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We are a global specialty chemicals leader.
Markets worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products, such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and 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.