Expansion of paper chemicals production at Trollhättan, Sweden and in Gunsan, South Korea. Acquisition of Hopton Technologies Inc. in the US adds coatings technology to operations.
Eka starts manufacturing chlorine dioxide on-site at pulp mills in Norrsundet and Karlsborg.
First Chemical Island in Brazil. Eka takes full responsibility for production and supply of all chemicals to the Veracel chemical pulp mill.
2005 Fifteen remotely monitored, chlorine dioxide plants in operation at customer sites.
Purate is launched for the disinfection of drinking water and slime elimination in paper mills, and for small-scale bleaching of non-wood pulps.
A second paper chemicals plant is established in Guangzhou, China.
A new R&D center is opened in Bohus, Sweden
Early in 2011, we announced our biggest ever investment in Latin America in order to build a new plant to supply the world’s largest pulp mill at Eldorado Celulose e Papel in Brazil. Learn more
And, Eka stepped into Russia by signing a long-term joint venture agreement with Ilim Group, Russia’s largest producer of forest products, regarding the sodium chlorate production plant located in Koryazhma in the Arkhangelsk Oblast region. A €30 million investment, Stockvik, Sweden as well as a €90 million investment, Eldorado (Brazil). EcoFill system launched. Company name changed to AkzoNobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals. Divestment of Permascand and European ASA business.
Another pulp Chemical Island facility in Brazil in order to supply the Suzano Maranhão pulp mill. This is AkzoNobel’s second largest investment in Brazil in the past 12 months and further expands Eka's sustainability-focused Chemical Island concept.
Divestment of Purate. Investments in colloidal silica, Asia and Europe announced.
Imperatriz Chemical Island in Brazil opens.