AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals relaunches as Nouryon

The new Nouryon name builds on the company’s heritage and is inspired by two of its pioneers, Jan Nourij and Gerrit van der Lande.

The former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals on Oct. 9 relaunched as Nouryon (Amsterdam, the Netherlands). The move follows the recent acquisition of the business by The Carlyle Group (Washington, DC, US) and marks the company’s transition to becoming an independent, global specialty chemicals leader.