AkzoNobel completes EUR 4.8M expansion`

09 November 2017

AkzoNobel has completed the EUR 4.8M expansion project at its Surface Chemistry facility in Boxing, China, significantly increasing the company's regional product portfolio and reconfirming its commitment to the Asian market.

Prior to the expansion, the site was mainly dedicated to producing fatty acids, nitriles, amines and quaternary ammonium compounds for chemical intermediaries and manufacturers in the fabric softeners market.

The Boxing expansion is the latest in a series of investments to increase production in China. As well as inaugurating a new alkoxylation plant in Ningbo in 2016, the company is also on track to double capacity for organic peroxides at the Ningbo multi-site over the course of next year.