Nouryon Expands Capacity for Dialkyl Peroxide in China


Nouryon has increased production capacity for dialkyl peroxide at its Ningbo site in China by 25 percent after completing an expansion project. “Demand for Perkadox 14 in Asia and worldwide is on the rise because it has less odor compared to other organic peroxides on the market, which is ideal for consumer products such as athletic shoe soles and yoga mats,” said Markus Majoor, global market segment lead at Nouryon. “We manufacture a significant share of the dialkyl peroxide that is used in the market today, and through this expansion we are ready to meet growing customer demand and strengthen our leadership position.”

The company has reportedly invested more than €100 million to build organic peroxides production capacity across the globe since 2018 and plans to continue to invest in expanding operations. According to the company, the Ningbo expansion is the latest in a series of investments by Nouryon to better serve and grow with its customers in the polymer market.