History

For more than 40 years our business has been providing high quality products for the construction industry. Our uncompromising focus on quality has made us a sought after partner. Today we rank among the world's most important producers of redispersible powders, performance additives and cellulose ethers.

MILESTONES


2013
Name change of the headquarters in Switzerland: Elotex AG is now 
Akzo Nobel Chemicals AG

2012

Move of the Performance Additives Headquarters from Amersfoort (NL) to Sempach Station (CH)

2011
Merge of Cellulose Specialties and Elotex within the Akzo Nobel Group Functional Chemicals. The new Performance Additives sub Business Unit is born. Integration of Cellulose Ethers into the Building & Construction Business

2008
Take over of ICI by AkzoNobel, Netherlands - part of AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals

2008
New production plant and extension of the Technical Center in Shanghai, China 

2005
Acquisition of the redispersible polymer powders business from Celanese 

2002
Opening of the Asia Pacific Technical Center in Shanghai, China 

1997
Take over of National Starch by ICI (Imperial Chemical Industries), UK 

1995
New production plant in Geleen, Netherlands 

1991
Acquisition of Elotex by National Starch and Chemical Company, USA 

1990
New production plant at Garland, Texas, USA 

1972
Second production plant in Moosleerau, Switzerland 
 

1968
Construction of the first manufacturing plant in Moosleerau, Switzerland