AkzoNobel to supply its Continuous Initiator Dosing (CiD) technology to Latin American PVC plants


Specialty chemical producer AkzoNobel will supply its Continuous Initiator Dosing (CiD) technology to Mexichem Resinas Vinilicas, S.A. de C.V., one of the world's largest PVC manufacturers.

The deal, which marks the company's first CiD license outside Europe, involves three Mexichem plants (two in Mexico, one in Colombia), which will be supplied with organic peroxide by AkzoNobel's Los Reyes site, where €9 million ($11 million) is being invested to boost the existing manufacturing capacity.

Four years after the first commercial introduction of CiD, five PVC plants are in commercial operation with a combined capacity of 1 million tons/yr. An AkzoNobel spokesperson told PlasticsToday this Mexichem announcement marks the sixth license sold for the company.

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