We take pride in your successes. In each case, we are meeting our customers’ needs with our innovative services and technologies—doing more with less, creating a sustainable future, and contributing to a healthier planet. Our world-class technology, application know-how and global logistics solutions provide significant advantages for our customers’ operations:

The Eka Chemical Island concept

World-class technology and optimized supply chain

Provides a significant advantage for the Suzano Maranhão Pulp Mill in northern Brazil

A Chemical Island is a turnkey customized solution built “on-site” at our customer's facility to meet their specific demands.

Provides customers with a total chemical management solution with the energy required to produce sodium chlorate sourced from biomass.

This solution offers customers state-of the-art cost-efficient, safe and reliable production of chemicals such as sodium chlorate, chlorine dioxide, and hydrogen peroxide. Plus the handling of other pulp mill chemicals.

Case in point

Chemical island pipe rack at Imperatriz

The state-of-the-art Imperatriz facility represents AkzoNobel’s second major investment in the Brazilian Pulp Industry. It supplies, stores and handles all chemicals for the 1.5 million tons per year Suzano mill under an agreement which runs for the 15 years. As well as providing long-term employment for around 65 people, the Imperatriz plant plays an important role in ensuring a sustainable eucalyptus pulp supply to the global marketplace.

Volnei Hilbert, Industrial Manager at Suzano Papel e Celulose Maranhão: “We are working with AkzoNobel since our plant start-up; they have met our expectations and we look forward to developing our strategic partnership in the future.”

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