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Polymers

Nouryon building microsphere plant

by Alex Tullo
March 15, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 11

 

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Credit: Nouryon
Nouryon's microspheres are used in construction and other applications.

Nouryon, the former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, says it will build a microsphere plant at an undisclosed US location by late 2020. The thermoplastic microspheres are used as a lightweight filler and blowing agent in a variety of products. The company recently expanded capacity for the spheres in Sundsvall, Sweden.

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