Johan Landfors, Executive Committee Member responsible for Polymer Chemistry, says the company is focusing on improving sustainability at the new site to meet the Chinese government’s stringent requirements. “We are installing an innovative technology to minimize discharge of waste water. New equipment will also streamline our production processes, helping us to reduce our water and energy consumption while removing volatile organic compounds,” he says.
Werner Fuhrmann, CEO of AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, added: “We have partnered closely with the Tianjin Economic - Technological Development Area to construct a site that not only meets the needs of the city, but also those of our business, customers, and employees. Our company is committed to China and has received strong support from its government agencies to ensure success on this project.”
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals has invested more than €180 million over the last three years to better serve its customers in the polymer industry, upgrading technologies, increasing capacity, and repositioning its global manufacturing footprint at sites in Mexico, the Netherlands, Belgium, China, Italy, Brazil, and the US.
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