Our feature stories
Our feature stories
In January Nouryon opened the third edition of Imagine Chemistry, through which we invite startups, scale-ups, and researchers around the world to work with us as equal partners to solve real life technical challenges faced by our business.
In 2017 Ben Dolman, a PhD student at The University of Manchester, was named a finalist in Nouryon’s Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation program for his novel process that uses gravity to separate biochemicals.
We talked to our colleague Donovan Thompson, a Senior Researcher at our Bridgewater site in the US, about his background, his inspirations, and how his team is growing together at Nouryon.
Golf ball manufacturers count on Nouryon to improve overall performance of the game. Nouryon’s Perkadox and Trigonox products are used in the curing process of golf ball cores.
A key challenge is finding replacements for phosphates. Chelates have emerged as alternatives which are both effective and sustainable.
Did you know that mixing salty and fresh water can produce energy? We are working with Danish startup firm SaltPower at our site in Mariager, Denmark to test a technology which uses that effect to generate clean electricity.
The development of products based on fossil resources such as synthetic plastics and fibers has run its course and people are becoming increasingly concerned about resource use and product disposal.
Nadima is an Account Manager in Surface Chemistry. She exemplifies our commitment to leading the way.
Our success has been built on partnerships, and now that we’re Nouryon, we’re putting even greater focus on meeting our customers’ needs and working with our partners to create value and mutual growth.
At Nouryon, many of our products help protect and improve the durability of bridges and other structures. For example, we work with partners in China to protect some of the most technologically complex bridges in the world.
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.