Nouryon (Netherlands)

The institution

Nouryon is leader in essential chemistry for a sustainable future. Industries worldwide rely on their essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of their employees and their shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, Nouryon has established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with their customers. Nouryon operates in over 80 countries around the world and their portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

Supplying the entire polymer market

Nouryon manufactures and supplies essential ingredients and sustainable solutions to produce all types of thermoplastics, rubbers, and thermoset composites to improve their properties and add functionalities and performance. From packaging and power distribution cables to yachts and shoe soles, their products help to meet the growing demands of the industry.

Main tasks in SSUCHY

Within the Functional Chemicals unit Nouryon produces and develops curing systems (i.e. peroxides and accelerators for room temperature cure) for Polyester based thermosetting resins. The task in the SSUCHY project for Nouryon is to develop novel curing systems for bio-based resins, which are meeting the labelling requirements, and which are particularly not water sensitive. This means Nouryon will develop new combinations of peroxides and metal accelerators which are not water sensitive. Nouryon is mainly involved in WP7.

Significant infrastructure and equipment

Nouryon Deventer R&D is very well equipped for research on thermoset resin systems.

Their research lab is fully equipped for making laminates and testing curing systems. Their lab is a climate-controlled lab, 20C and 50% RH, in order to be reproducible.

They also have a fully equipped analytical laboratory available for support.

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