Expancel is now part of Nouryon - your partner in essential chemistry for a sustainable future.

No, you’re not seeing things – we do look different. On October 1st, 2018, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals was acquired by The Carlyle Group and GIC and relaunched as Nouryon, under the leadership of our new CEO, Charlie Shaver. But, as the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

As a newly independent company, we retain the strong commitment we’ve always held to the principles that have sustained us for almost 400 years. We remain focused on essential chemistry for a sustainable future. All our efforts and resources will continue to be dedicated to supplying innovative, sustainable solutions in partnership with our customers.

It’s an exciting time for us, and we look forward to working with you as we open this chapter in our history.

A heritage in chemistry

Our new name and brand reflect our heritage and our nearly 400 years of experience in the chemicals industry.

  • It all started in 1646, at the Bofors forge, the earliest origin of Nobel industries.
  • Our new name, Nouryon, is inspired by two of our company’s many pioneers, Jan Nourij and Gerrit van der Lande of the Netherlands.
  • Our history spans centuries and continents, with roots in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, China, the US, and Brazil.

You will start to see our new branding and logo, first in our communications materials and then on our products during the coming months. To learn more about Nouryon's new brand, structure, and history, please visit our corporate website.

October 10, 2018

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