Nouryon plans to double organic peroxides capacity in Mexico

Article by Amanda Doyle

Nouryon's Los Reyes site

NOURYON has announced that it intends to double it production capacity for solvent-based organic peroxides at its Los Reyes site in Mexico.

The expansion is aimed at supporting the growth of the North American polyolefin and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) markets. Polyolefins are used to make products such as food packaging and cables, and PVC is used in the construction industry for pipes, ducting, door profiles, and window frames. The expansion is due to be completed by the second quarter of 2020.

“Fuelled by large investments in the petrochemical and polymer industry, the organic peroxides market is expanding rapidly in North America,” said Johan Landfors, Managing Director Polymer Chemistry at Nouryon. “We are scaling up quickly and building a regional production network that is flexible and resilient. The increased capacity will boost our position in the region."

Nouryon recently expanded production capacity for emulsion-based organic peroxides at Los Reyes.

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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