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AkzoNobel Announces Silica Expansion

Friday, December 8, 2017

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The Specialty Chemicals business of global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced Wednesday (Dec. 6) that it will undertake a nearly $5 million expansion to its surface-modified colloidal silica facility in Sweden.

Made of sand and water, colloidal silica enhances and improves key functionalities of other products and manufacturing processes in markets including electronics, coatings, construction and catalysts. The move will expand production of AkzoNobel's Levasil CC line.

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Amsterdam-based global coatings giant AkzoNobel announced Wednesday (Dec. 6) that its Specialty Chemicals business is expanding production capacity at a facility in Sweden for its Levasil CC-branded product line of surface modified colloidal silica.

“Within our Levasil Colloidal Silica brand, we have a very diverse product portfolio and are experiencing growing demand in various markets, such as coatings, where Levasil CC supports the industry in its switch from solventborne coatings to waterborne alternatives,” said Ann Lindgärde, director of Levasil Colloidal Silica at AkzoNobel. “We also anticipate future growth as we continue to research and develop new applications for a range of industries.”

4 Million Euro Investment

The expansion at the Bohus facility, close to Gothenburg, is expected to be completed by late 2018 and involves an investment of 4 million euros ($4.7 million).

Niek Stapel, Managing Director of AkzoNobel’s Pulp and Performance Chemicals business, called the move a “significant investment” into changing needs.

“More than 50 percent of colloidal silica revenue comes from Eco-Premium products, which offer our customers more sustainability benefits than competitive products,” Stapel said.

“The increasing demand for Levasil CC, as well as other products in the Levasil portfolio, mirrors a growing demand for products with clear sustainability benefits.”

   

Tagged categories: AkzoNobel; Business matters; Business operations; Coatings raw materials manufacturers; Raw materials

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