Chelates - AkzoNobel’s chelates are called Dissolvine®. These chelates can add or remove metals in a controlled way in virtually any industrial process which uses water. Chelate chemistry is used in many of our everyday items such as processing photos, cleaning detergents, agricultural products and preserving food.
Our Dissolvine® chelating agents combine amine and carboxylic acid functionality into one molecule; this powerful combination forms much more stable complexes with metal ions compared to other non-aminopolycarboxylates (APCs) chelating agents. Dissolvine® chelates are stable over a wider range of temperatures and pH values. They have good water solubility and are inert to most chemicals, with several chelates in the Dissolvine® range being readily biodegradable in the Closed Bottle Test.
As global leaders in chelate chemistry, we’ve worked across many industrial processes and applications. Our success lies in using that expertise to develop the right product for our customers. We work closely with them to find new solutions and improve old ones.
Amines - Ethylene amines are extremely reactive molecules. This makes them a most versatile tool for building new molecules for a wide range of applications. AkzoNobel is an acknowledged world leader in the production of ethylene amines and ethanol amines. This leading position has been achieved through the highest levels of research, know-how, process plant design, and quality control.
Our vast range of ethylene amines, ethanol amines, and glycols is the result of close communication with customers and the ability to identify the needs of the market. Our amines are used in detergents, pulp and paper, textile auxiliaries, lubricants, cutting oils, surface coatings, in polyols for polyurethanes, in cyanide-free electroplating, pharmaceuticals, in gas sweetening and countless other applications. By operating as a production partner, we can guarantee a steady supply of essential chemicals to our customers.
Salts - AkzoNobel Salt Specialties is one of the world's leading salt specialists, supplying high-quality products for all different kinds of applications. Salt Specialties products cover a broad spectrum of grain sizes, ranging from micro fine, to coarse salt, to compacted products. Our business is well known for the strong brand names under which its products are sold, such as Jozo®, KNZ®, Sanal®, Suprasel®, Broxo® and Broxomatic®.