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Nouryon renames industrial chemicals subsidiary to Nobian

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Nouryon is renaming its wholly-owned industrial chemicals business to Nobian, in support of its global growth and branding strategies. This branding change will allow Nobian to develop its integrated European value chain for essential base chemicals under its own name and brand while Nouryon will continue to focus on growing its leading position in global specialty chemicals.

“In the past two years, we have established a new organizational structure that allows our businesses, operations and functions to focus on what they do best. We also launched a new strategy that aims to exceed our customers’ expectations, outgrow the competition and increase the share of specialties in our portfolio,” said Charlie Shaver, Nouryon chairman and CEO. “This next step in our journey will allow Nouryon and our wholly-owned subsidiary Nobian to pursue even more focused growth strategies under separate brands.”

Nobian is a European leader in the production of salt, chlor-alkali and chloromethanes, which are essential for the manufacture of disinfectants, lightweight durable plastics, aluminum, pharmaceuticals and other products. The business is headquartered in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and employs around 1,800 people with manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

“The safe and reliable production of our essential base chemicals for the European industry has only increased in importance over the past year,” said Knut Schwalenberg, president of Nobian. “We will continue to be owned by Nouryon as we grow our business under the new name Nobian, starting with the ongoing expansion of chloromethane production in Frankfurt, Germany, to better serve customers in the pharmaceutical and construction industries.”

The Nobian brand will be introduced through a phased approach in the coming months, beginning with a new website.

About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global specialty chemicals leader, officially formed in October 2018 after separating from AkzoNobel. Its history is an intricate web of mergers, acquisitions, and divestments spanning four centuries and locations ranging from the Netherlands to Germany, Sweden, China, the U.S.A., and Brazil. Nouryon operates in more than 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox and Berol. 

About Nobian

Nobian is a European leader in the production of essential base chemicals for industries ranging from construction and cleaning to pharmaceuticals and water treatment. Going back to the first salt production in 1918, its integrated value chain with modern production sites in the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark ensure a reliable supply of high-purity salt, chlor-alkali and chloromethanes. Nobian is wholly owned by Nouryon.