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Nouryon is increasing the production capacity at its Levasil colloidal silica manufacturing facility in Green Bay, WI, USA. (Source: Nouryon)

11. November 2021

Nouryon: Expansion of colloidal silica production in Green Bay

Nouryon announced plans to expand production capacity at its Levasil colloidal silica manufacturing facility in Green Bay, WI, USA, to meet increasing demand from the construction and packaging end-markets. Construction of the facility expansion is planned to be finalised in the second half of 2022. Details on the capacity of the plant and the investment costs were not disclosed.

Patrick Wilhelm, Vice President of Inorganic Specialties (Source: Nouryon)

Patrick Wilhelm, Vice President of Inorganic Specialties (Source: Nouryon)

“The capacity expansion at our manufacturing facility in Green Bay is driven by growing demand for Levasil colloidal silica products in North America,” said Patrick Wilhelm, Vice President of Inorganic Specialties at Nouryon. “We are pleased to support our customers’ growth, which is fuelled by large governmental infrastructure projects as well as increasing demand in packaging materials driven by e-commerce.”

In construction applications, Levasil colloidal silica products provide durability to structures such as bridges and buildings. (Source: Nouryon)

In construction applications, Levasil colloidal silica products provide durability to structures such as bridges and buildings. (Source: Nouryon)

According to Nouryon, its Levasil colloidal silica products are versatile and support several end-markets. A product of two natural ingredients – sand and water – colloidal silica enhances and improves key functionalities and sustainability profiles of other products and manufacturing processes. In construction applications, Levasil products provide durability to structures such as bridges and buildings. The products are also used to create anti-slip surfaces in packaging applications – making stacking and handling of finished products easier and more efficient.

Johan Landfors, Executive Vice President and President Technology Solutions and Europe (Source: Nouryon)

Johan Landfors, Executive Vice President and President Technology Solutions and Europe (Source: Nouryon)

“By investing in our global network of Levasil colloidal silica manufacturing facilities, we are further strengthening our manufacturing footprint to grow with our sustainable solutions and enhancing our ability to supply our Construction and Packaging customers in the U.S. and around the world,” said Johan Landfors, Executive Vice President and President Technology Solutions and Europe at Nouryon.

Nouryon is a producer of silica worldwide and has more than 60 years of expertise in manufacturing Levasil colloidal silica. The company has eight Levasil production facilities around the world, with expansions ongoing in Sweden and Taiwan.

www.nouryon.com

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