Nouryon Begins Production of Butanox Peroxides in North America


 Nouryon has started production of Butanox, one of its methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP) product lines, at its site in Pasadena, Texas. Nouryon introduced its Butanox-branded peroxides to North America in 2018.

“Butanox is the benchmark for producing glass fiber reinforced products, and its success in Europe and Asia has also generated interest for the product with customers in North America,” said Johan Landfors, managing director Polymer Chemistry at Nouryon. “We needed to start production here to satisfy growing customer demand and we are poised to expand production capacity to support our customers.”

Nouryon now produces MEKPs at sites in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. The Pasadena project is the latest in a series of investments by Nouryon to better serve and grow with its customers in the polymer market, according the company.