“Bio-pharmaceuticals, such as peptides, proteins and hormones, are a growing market and we see an increase in demand worldwide, particularly from our customers in India, China and Southeast Asia,” said Patrick Wilhelm, Vice President of Inorganic Specialties at Nouryon. “This facility expansion will reinforce our leadership position in the global high-performance silica market targeted to the pharma and biotech industries, and it will allow us to meet the growing demand for our Kromasil® products.”
Construction of the Nouryon facility expansion is scheduled to begin in 2022.
Nouryon is a leading producer of high-performance silica worldwide and has more than 30 years of expertise in spherical silica for analytical to process-scale liquid chromatography under the brand Kromasil®. Kromasil® chromatography resins offer superior separation performance leading to increased efficiency and decreased costs.
This investment follows Kromasil®’s recently introduced efficient purification strategy for pharmaceuticals used for type 2 diabetes.