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Nouryon expands specialty surfactants and polymer solutions offering for lubricants and fuels customers in US and Europe through partnership with IMCD

Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, today announced an expanded channel partnership with IMCD for its lubricant and fuel solutions which includes the distribution of select Armolube® and Armeen® additives in the US and Europe. The agreement aligns with Nouryon’s strategic focus on partnering with market leaders to better serve customers with the development of innovative solutions.

“The channel partnership with IMCD will enhance the industry’s ability to formulate lubricants and fuels that meet next-generation legislation and original equipment manufacturer requirements. The recent expansion of our partnership with IMCD allows us to better support customers within automotive and industrial applications in the US and Europe,” said Joppe Smit, Senior Vice President of Natural Resources at Nouryon.

Nouryon has dedicated research and development synthesis labs and application centers around the world to support surface analysis and innovation. With a broad portfolio of lubricant and fuel additives, Nouryon’s offering includes, among others, friction modifiers, corrosion inhibitors, grease thickeners, detergents, and anti-wear components for application across multiple segments such as automotive, marine, industrial, and metalworking. The portfolio also contains a selection of ash-free and naturally derived additives to help formulators adhere to new regulations.

“Our partnership with Nouryon reinforces IMCD’s dedication to delivering world-class chemistries and solutions to the lubricants and energy markets,” said Marco Madeddu, Global Business Group Director, IMCD Lubricants & Energy. “Nouryon’s innovative line of surfactants and polymer solutions complements our comprehensive product portfolio of additives and synthetic base fluids. Our dedicated sales team and technical experts are well-poised to explore new solutions-based opportunities for both Nouryon and our valued customers.”

Learn more about Nouryon’s portfolio of high-performing additives for lubricants and fuels.

About Nouryon 

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of more than 7,900 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands. Visit our website and follow us @Nouryon and on LinkedIn.

About IMCD Group

IMCD Group, headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is a leading global distribution partner and formulator of speciality chemicals and ingredients. A strong, innovative business partner and solutions provider for producers of consumer, industrial and durable goods in multiple business sectors: advanced materials, beauty and personal care, coatings and construction, food and nutrition, home, industrial and institutional care, industrial solutions, lubricants and energy, and pharmaceuticals.

In partnership with our suppliers, we offer a broad and deep product portfolio. In over 70 application laboratories we co-create formulations and sustainable solutions that allow our business partners to make products with a positive impact on the world of today, and tomorrow. Our teams focus on providing commercial and operational excellence, using the best digital and logistics tools available to create a world of opportunity for our partners. 

In 2022, with over 4300 employees, IMCD realised a revenue of EUR 4,601 million.  IMCD N.V.’s shares are traded at Euronext, Amsterdam (symbol: IMCD) and included in the Dutch ESG AEX index, as one of 25 companies within the AEX and AMX indices demonstrating best ESG practices. For further information, please visit

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