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Akcros Chemicals
PO Box 1
Bentcliffe Way
M30 0BH
[t] +44 (0) 161 785 1111
[f] +44 (0) 161 161 788 7886
Akcros Chemicals, a business unit of Akzo Nobel, is one of the world leaders in the field of additives for the processing and manufacturing of plastics as well as Polysulphide Chemicals for the aerospace, marine and construction industries. Annual sales amount to approximately EUR 200 million. With headquarters located in Eccles, UK, Akcros employs around 900 people. The company has manufacturing sites in the UK, Germany and the USA and sells its products world-wide.

Akcros Chemicals is actively committed to the ongoing development of new products that bring added value to their customers. The company
Chemical Island starts on schedule
24 August, 2005
Production has started on schedule at Eka Bahia in Brazil, the plant operated by Akzo Nobel's Pulp and Paper Chemicals business, Eka Chemicals, which is producing chemicals for the Veracel pulp mill.
Eka Chemicals divests Kemi-Intressen
03 August, 2005
Eka Chemicals and Nordmann, Rassmann GmbH, Hamburg, have announced that NRC has taken over all of the shares in the company Kemi-Intressen AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eka, effective as of August 1, 2005.
U.S. Chemicals business wins award
16 June, 2005
Akzo Nobel Chemicals in the United States has won a major supplier award for the fifth year in a row.
Safety award for chemicals business
10 June, 2005
Akzo Nobel's Chemicals business in the United States has won an award for its safe handling of hazardous chemicals.
Salt plant becomes world's biggest
30 May, 2005
Akzo Nobel's salt plant in Hengelo, the Netherlands, has become the biggest vacuum salt factory in the world following the official opening of a new extension.
Marketing agreement signed
30 May, 2005
Akzo Nobel's Chelates and Micronutrients business has signed a global marketing agreement with Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara International ASA.
Eka Chemicals wins U.S. award
12 April, 2005
Akzo Nobel's Eka Chemicals business in the United States has won a safe transportation award for the ninth year in a row.
Ningbo site wins award
30 March, 2005
Akzo Nobel's Cross-linking Peroxides plant in Ningbo, China, has been presented with an environmental award.
Eka Chemicals' site in Norway has been presented with an award in recognition of successful safety work
03 March, 2005
Employees at Eka Chemicals' Mo i Rana site in Norway have been presented with an award in recognition of their successful safety work.
Successful launch for pilot plant
21 January, 2005
Akzo Nobel's Base Chemicals business has successfully launched the first phase of a pilot hydrogen power plant with project partner NedStack.
Salt plant breaks production record
14 January, 2005
Akzo Nobel's Salt plant in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, set a new production record during 2004.
Plants reach safety milestones
15 December, 2004
Two joint venture operations involving Akzo Nobel's Energy business recently passed important safety milestones.
Dutch sites open their doors
25 October, 2004
Four of Akzo Nobel's sites in the Netherlands opened their doors over the weekend as part of a national Chemical Open Day event.
Plant construction begins in Delfzijl
20 October, 2004
The construction of Akzo Nobel's new chlorine and monochloroacetic acid plants has started in Delfzijl, the Netherlands.
Salt spices up theater show
13 October, 2004
Sceneography student Pepijn Rozing had a dilemma. He was designing a theater production based on Richard Wagner's opera The Flying Dutchman and wanted to symbolize the sea in an unconventional but eye-catching way.
Eka to take over chlorine dioxide production at Aspa Bruk
29 September, 2004
Eka Chemicals has reached an agreement with Smurfit Munksj
Methanor has reached a 20 million ton production milestone
03 September, 2004
A methanol manufacturing business, which is operated as a three-way joint venture including Akzo Nobel, has reached a 20 million ton production milestone.
Eka Chemicals enters partnership with Ecochlor
02 September, 2004
Eka Chemicals has signed exclusive agreements with Ecochlor Inc to develop and market systems to treat ballast water, based on proven chlorine dioxide technology.
On board the salt ship
21 May, 2003
Every week, Akzo Nobel ships thousands of tons of salt from its plant in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, to Rotterdam. Luc Smeets climbed on board the Quo Vadis to experience life on deck during one of the regular sailings.
Plastics and Processing Additives divests Lead Stabilisers business
07 December, 2001
Following the announcement in August of this year, regarding its intention to discontinue its lead stabilizers and related rigid plastic applications business, Akzo Nobel
Akcros Chemicals Invests in the Production of Solid Stabilisers
03 December, 2001
Long established in medical and food related applications, significant improvements in performance of the INTERLITE range now make them suitable for more demanding technical applications in plasticised PVC.
Biocide range expanded
25 October, 2001
Akcros Chemicals America expands its broad range of biocides for the worldwide plastics industry.
Low viscosity bonding agent
25 October, 2001
Vulcabond MD is the latest addition to Akcros Chemicals' Vulcabond range of bonding agents which improve the adhesion of PVC plastisols to polyester, nylon and other synthetic fabrics.
Akzo Nobel to restructure PVC-Additives Business for Rigid Applications
30 July, 2001
Akzo Nobel Business Unit Plastics and Processing Additives (which trades as Akcros Chemicals) announces plans for restructuring its PVC additives for rigid applications business.
Specialty stabilisers from Akcros Chemicals America now commercially available
10 July, 2001
Akcros Chemicals America recently made a range of new INTERSTAB heat stabilizers designed for very specific flexible PVC applications more generally available to the industry as a whole.
Lower cost one-pack stabilisers
01 June, 2001
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