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Nouryon opens Agricultural Application Development Center in Brazil

7 Dec 2021 - News

Nouryon, a global leader in specialty chemicals, recently celebrated the opening of its Agricultural Application Development Center in Itupeva, Brazil. The new center is focused on research and development of sustainable formulations to meet the increasing agricultural input demand throughout South America. This modern center enhances the customer experience and hosts both virtual and onsite events, workshops, and trainings.

“The launch of the Agricultural Application Development Center is an important step for Nouryon. We are committed to the agricultural industry and to our valuable customers in South America. We will continue to build on our successful growth strategy for this region,” said Larry Ryan, Executive Vice President and President of Performance Formulations and Americas at Nouryon.

The center was built to accommodate the needs of customers in one location. The team in Brazil works closely with customers to develop essential solutions in formulation aids, solvents, and surfactants for the agrochemical markets, as well as for fertilizers, biopesticides, seed treatment, and micronutrients. At the center, Nouryon will also test the compatibility of active ingredients and formulation designs found in South America.

“Agriculture is one of the key strategic markets for Nouryon and sustainability is a major driver of our business. This Agricultural Application Development Center supports close collaboration with our local customers to provide products that address their needs,” said Ignacio Garin, Vice President of Agricultural Specialties at Nouryon.

"Nouryon believes that business and sustainability should work together, one complementing the other. From lowering our environmental impact and developing more efficient products and processes, to collaborating on new solutions and helping the market evolve, sustainability is a pillar of our company strategy," said Eduardo Nardinelli, Senior Vice President, South America & Global Carbon Business Leader at Nouryon.

Nouryon’s sustainability approach supports the UN Global Compact's Ten Principles, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. In 2021, Nouryon was awarded a Gold rating by EcoVadis for its sustainability achievements. This rating places Nouryon in the top 3% of more than 75,000 companies assessed by the global sustainability ratings provider.

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Nouryon’s work in Agriculture, and about other investments Nouryon has made to grow with its customers.

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