Nouryon plans to expand its partnership with Sumitomo Chemical to include a new plant Sumitomo is building at its site in Oita, Japan.

According to the companies, the new plant will supply a raw material used for Nouryon’s Perkadox 14 organic peroxide, which is used to make elastomeric products.

The plant, to be owned and operated by Sumitomo, will produce 1,3-diisopropanolbenzene (DIOL) and is due to start production in 2021. Sumitomo already supplies DIOL produced at its site at Chiba, Japan to Nouryon.

‘Asia is a key growth market for Nouryon, and we are continuing to invest in the region to build our presence and to support growing customer demand,’ said Johan Landfors, president of technology solutions at Nouryon.

This story uses material from Nouryon, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.