Apr 24, 2013 14:00 CEST AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals (formerly Eka Chemicals) today announced that it has agreed to divest its water treatment business, Purate. The prospective buyer is US based Ecolab Inc. The parties have signed an agreement under which Ecolab will begin operating the business upon completion of the proposed transaction. This is anticipated to occur early June, 2013, subject to ...
Mar 25, 2013 15:00 CET AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals (formerly Eka Chemicals) has agreed in principle to divest its water treatment chemicals business in Finland, including the related production facility in Oulu, to the Feralco Group. The transaction aims to be completed by the end of April 2013.
Mar 20, 2013 15:00 CET Demand for AkzoNobel’s microspheres is increasing strongly at the global level and Expancel, an AkzoNobel trademark, is to retain its leading position in that market. In 2011, AkzoNobel invested more than €30 million in its production facility for microspheres in Stockvik, outside Sundsvall, Sweden. The objective is to grow, and today, the extended plant is to be inaugurated
Mar 07, 2013 11:11 CET AkzoNobel’s new €90 million Jupiá Chemical Island in Brazil is now operational and has started supplying the Eldorado Brasil Celulose pulp mill, which is the biggest in the world. Operated by the company’s Pulp and Performance Chemicals business, the state-of-the-art Jupiá facility represents one of AkzoNobel’s largest investments in Latin America.
Dec 21, 2012 10:00 CET AkzoNobel’s Pulp and Performance Chemicals business (formerly Eka Chemicals) and Mare Holding SpA, have signed an agreement whereby AkzoNobel’s European ASA business, including the production facility in Düren, Germany, will be acquired by Mare effective January 1, 2013.
Nov 21, 2012 15:00 CET AkzoNobel’s Pulp and Performance Chemicals business (formerly Eka Chemicals), today announced that it plans to divest the European ASA business, including the production facility in Düren, Germany, to Mare Holding SpA.
Oct 31, 2012 11:30 CET AkzoNobel’s business unit Pulp and Performance Chemicals is selling the industrial company Permascand AB of Ljungaverk, Sweden. The new group of owners consists of three members of the company’s current management, the investment company Mittkapital and the government-owned venture capital company, Inlandsinnovation AB.
Sep 18, 2012 15:00 CEST AkzoNobel’s Pulp and Performance Chemicals business (formerly Eka Chemicals), today announced plans to optimize its European supply chain for paper chemicals. To be a more efficient and competitive supplier, AkzoNobel will consolidate its manufacturing in Europe. This will lead to a closure of the sizing manufacturing sites in Trollhättan and Borås, both in Sweden.
May 25, 2012 14:18 CEST Today, AkzoNobel is submitting the company’s proposals for the remediation of historic soil pollutants at the Bohus facility (Eka Chemicals) outside Gothenburg. In the proposal, which is being submitted to the Land and Environment Court in Vänersborg, AkzoNobel presents how the remediation will be implemented.
Apr 19, 2012 14:32 CEST Today, April 19, Michael Persson from AkzoNobel’s business unit (BU) Pulp and Performance Chemicals will hold his inaugural lecture as adjunct professor at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg.