Nouryon to expand MCA production capacity

Source: Jan Felber –

Nouryon has announced plans to expand its production capacity for monochloroacetic acid (MCA) in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, by the end of 2020. MCA is essential in the manufacture of many crop protection and home and personal care products and is also an important building block used by the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Investment in technology and efficiency improvements

The company is investing in technology and efficiency improvements to increase current MCA production in Delfzijl. This will help satisfy market growth as well as Nouryon’s own increased consumption of MCA to produce carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), following its recent acquisition of J.M. Huber’s CMC business. The chemicals supplier has also initiated a study to free up more capacity for chlorine, the key raw material for MCA.


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