AMERSFOORT, the Netherlands - On May 24, 2012, Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals B.V. celebrated a decade of achievements at its monochloroacetic acid (MCA) plant in Taixing, China. This was combined with a groundbreaking ceremony for an ambitious expansion plan for the site, which will increase MCA Taixing's annual production capacity to 100,000 MT.

"This investment reflects our determination to capitalize on the enormous opportunities of China's high-growth market," said Knut Schwalenberg, Managing Director of Industrial Chemicals. "During the last 10 years, we have made significant progress in growing our MCA business, with strong support from local government, our customers and suppliers."

"The expansion of our Taixing operations will further enhance our competitive position in the global market and provide more value to our customers and the industry," added Jürgen Baune, General Manager MCA.