Success built on partnerships
Devoting ourselves to understanding our partners’ needs
Working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, such as customers, partner companies, universities, and startups helps us become more sustainable, more innovative, and deliver more value to our customers.
- We have formed partnerships with several startups and other companies to pursue innovative bio-based chemicals, including Photanol for chemicals from photosynthesis; Itaconix for bio-based polymers; Royal Cosun for chemicals from sugar; and Avantium for chemicals from wood.
- In Rotterdam, the Netherlands, we are making important steps towards the circular economy by exploring the feasibility of converting waste to chemicals, together with Air Liquide, Enerkem, and the Port of Rotterdam.
- We are leading a consortium which includes Google, Philips, and DSM to develop and purchase energy from two wind parks in the Netherlands, which will provide sustainable electricity equivalent to the annual consumption of 140,000 households.
- We have formed a partnership with New York-based American Corporate Partners (ACP) to provide mentorships that assist veterans transitioning from active military duty to civilian careers.
Nouryon and Ajax find the right chemistry
A long-term partnership with Dutch soccer club Amsterdam Football Club (AFC) Ajax. The agreement unites two groups at the forefront of their respective fields.
Growing with our customers
Since the start of 2017, we have announced numerous investments or plant startups that support the growth of our customers.
Recent investments or plant startups
Examples includes the expansion and upgrade of a surface chemistry plant in Sweden, acquisition of a leading Chinese metal alkyls producer, and increased production capacity for organic peroxides, expandable microspheres and colloidal silica.
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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 more than 9,700 employees (including Nobian) 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.