AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals

AkzoNobel logo - EMPYRO project - Pyrolysis oil production - Bio-oil production - Pyrolysis plant in EuropeAkzoNobel at a glance:

  • Serving customers throughout the world with coatings and chemicals 
  • € 14.4 bln sales, 60,000 employees in more than 80 countries 
  • Committed to delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today, Global Fortune 500 company, Listed on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange, Nr 2 position on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes and FTSE4Good 
  • Three business areas: 
    • Performance Coatings: Marine & Protective Coatings, Powder Coatings, Industrial Finishes, Car Refinishes, Packaging Coatings 
    • Decorative Coatings: 7 geo based businesses, Worldwide no. 1 in Coatings with appealing consumer brands: Dulux, Glidden, Alabastine, Hammerite, Sico, Sikkens etc. 
    • Strong growth platforms in Specialty Chemicals based on logic in market, technology and management: Industrial Chemicals, Pulp&Paper Chemicals, Functional Chemicals, etc.

Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals:

  • Total revenues € 900 mln, excluding JVs 
  • 1,650 Employees, Business areas: Salt, Energy, Chlor-Alkali, Ecosystems, MCA 
  • Leading position in Europe for chemical transformation salt, chlorine and caustic lye for industrial applications. Worldwide number one position in MCA. Leading position in the Europe for high efficiency combined heat and power. 
  • Products play a key role in the production of glass, textile, detergents, building, automotive, pharmaceuticals, plastics and disinfectants

AkzoNobel main tasks in the project

AkzoNobel will utilize the renewable steam that is generated from the surplus heat of the pyrolysis plant. AkzoNobel will have an close relationship with and will supply several services to the pyrolysis plant because the plant will be located on the AkzoNobel premises in Hengelo. Furthermore AkzoNobel will be involved in the research on the production of the organic acids from pyrolysis oil.