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Nouryon commissions biodegradable chelates production facility in the Netherlands to meet growing consumer demand for eco-friendly auto dishwashing and liquid laundry products

1 Feb 2022 - News

Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, announces the completion of its latest production facility to meet increasing global demand for innovative and sustainable chelates for the rapidly growing consumer cleaning industry. The start-up of the new site in Herkenbosch, Netherlands is expected in the second quarter of 2022.

“Nouryon continues to prioritize investments in sustainable solutions that offer high renewable content without sacrificing performance,” said Larry Ryan, Executive Vice President and President, Performance Formulations and the Americas at Nouryon. “As a strategic market for Nouryon, Home and Personal Care is seeing a big shift in demand from traditional petroleum-based solutions to biodegradable options and we have a global manufacturing footprint to support it.”

The new production facility will double the company’s Dissolvine® green chelates capacity by supplying Dissolvine® M or MGDA (Methylglycine N,N-diacetic trisodium salt), Dissolvine® GL or GLDA (Glutamic acid, N,N-diacetic tetrasodium salt) and other essential ingredients to a variety of multinational and regional customers. The site will complement the company’s existing plants in Ningbo, China and Ohio, USA.

Automatic Dishwashing

“The commissioning of this new production site is driven by growing demand for eco-friendly solutions in the auto dishwashing and liquid laundry markets,” said Suzanne Carroll, Vice President of Home and Personal Care at Nouryon. “This new facility supports our broad product portfolio of readily biodegradable chelates and will strengthen our global footprint to supply customers in Asia, Europe and North America.”

Nouryon is a leading producer of high-performing, biodegradable chelates worldwide. Dissolvine® chelating products are derived from natural, renewable sources and are readily biodegradable, offering a superior ecological profile. Designed to enhance the performance of auto-dishwashing, liquid laundry detergents, household cleaners, as well as industrial and institutional cleaning products, Dissolvine® chelating products serve as an essential builder in detergent formulations and replace phosphates without compromising performance.

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About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of approximately 8,200 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands.


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