Our feature stories
Our feature stories
Nouryon’s team of agronomists dedicate their careers to finding answers to all kinds of questions concerning the use of the land. In a world with a rapidly increasing population and decreasing amount of fertile land, their innovative solutions and sustainable farming techniques are more valuable than ever.
The Royal Dutch Salt Industry (Koninklijke Nederlandse Zoutindustrie or KNZ) was established on July 13, 1918 to start the first commercial salt production in the Netherlands. A century after its founding, the heritage of KNZ is still significant.
A pioneering project that started in Nouryon’s bleaching chemicals operations in Brazil has shown how measuring the true impact of our operations on human, social, and natural capital can point to improvements that offer big sustainability benefits. The process is now being applied more widely across our company and is helping us create additional business value.
There is enough energy in the world. The sun and wind contain more than enough to meet the needs of modern society. We can access this green energy with wind turbines at sea and solar panels on our roofs. But how do you store it, to make sure there's always enough available? One solution could lie in the most common element in the universe: hydrogen.
Our new name, Nouryon, borrows from one of our predecessors, Noury & Van der Lande, and that historical reference has been combined with a strong new brand and purpose to reflect our goal of unleashing our full potential as an independent global specialty chemicals leader.
Salt plays an essential role in daily life. It is the basis for thousands of products that we use every day, and will also help society to become more sustainable in a variety of important – and sometimes unexpected - ways.
A look back at the chemical industry in innovation terms clearly shows that there have been two significant eras of development. The first, which dates back to the early 1800s, involved the development of products such as paints or soaps that could be derived from natural oils and minerals.
They are essential ingredients in many polymer products, helping to produce them, improve their properties, and make them easier to process or recycle.
The 10th anniversary of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals’ Ningbo site marks another milestone in the company’s growth journey in China.
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.