11 June 2013 09:56 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--AkzoNobel is increasing its monochloracetic acid (MCA) solution production capacity at its plant in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, by 15%, the Dutch coatings and chemical company said late on Monday.
The additional output – an extra 15,000 tonnes/year on top of the facility’s current 100,000 tonnes/year – is due on stream in 2014 and will address “bottlenecks in the supply chain” at the site.
“Although market growth for MCA in Europe is more or less flat, this capacity increase will help us to address the growing demand of those customers who apply MCA solutions instead of MCA flakes,” said AkzoNobel’s global marketing and sales director, Ralf Tatas.
MCA is used as a chemical intermediate in applications including agrochemicals, consumer goods, personal care and the oilfield and mining sector.
In addition to the Delfzijl plant, AkzoNobel has MCA production facilities in China, Japan and the US.
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