AnQore appoints Azelis as global distributor for acrylonitrile in drums

We are delighted to announce that from July 1st, 2016, Azelis is appointed global distributor of AnQore’s acrylonitrile in drums. Under this agreement, AnQore will transfer all existing acrylonitrile in drums business to Azelis. Azelis will continue to serve AnQore’s current customers for acrylonitrile in drums and will further develop the business.

Since 1969 AnQore has been manufacturing acrylonitrile at the Chemelot Industrial Park in Sittard-Geleen (The Netherlands). Acrylonitrile is an essential building block used on a large scale for the production of durable materials (for example ABS/SAN for cars, household goods and medical devices), high-performance materials (for example carbon fibre for cars, planes and windmills) and functional materials (for example polyacrylamide for enhanced oil recovery, mining and waste water treatment). Acrylonitrile is used on a smaller scale by customers involved in the manufacturing of resins, fine chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates.

Mr. Pieter Boon, AnQore CEO, comments: “Our mission is to ensure that in our industry people can make use of the unique characteristics of acrylonitrile in the most safe and secure way possible. Azelis has a systematic approach to facilitate safe logistics and safe use of acrylonitrile in drums. Azelis also has a local presence in main markets across the globe, which enables more direct interaction with customers for acrylonitrile in drums. We are convinced that Azelis is the best partner to continue our acrylonitrile in drums business.”

Mr. Denis Perruchot, Azelis Regional Business Manager for Chemicals, says: “Azelis has significant supply chain expertise in handling dangerous products, making us the ideal partner to distribute acrylonitrile. Acrylonitrile in drums customers will now benefit from local contacts who are on hand to give technical support and advice on safe handling of the drums. This material will make a valuable addition to the Azelis portfolio, bringing new customers and allowing us to extend our offering to existing customers.”

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About Azelis

Azelis is the leading global speciality chemicals distributor providing a diverse range of innovative products and services. Dedicated teams serve customers in the following industries: Personal Care, Pharma, Food & Health, Animal Nutrition, Specialty Agri/Horti, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) Chemicals, Lubricants & Metal Working Fluids and Rubber & Plastic Additives. Through sourcing and distribution channels in every major market around the world, Azelis with its corporate service centre in Antwerp, Belgium, offers chemical producers market penetration, in-depth local knowledge, value-added services and tailored multi-territory solutions. Azelis has a turnover of ca. €1.5 billion and employs around 1,500 knowledgeable people located in more than 45 facilities in over 35 countries across the EMEA, Asia Pacific and Americas regions. For more information, please visit:

About AnQore

With its unique logistics and reliable production, AnQore supplies acrylonitrile safely and securely in Europe and beyond. AnQore was established as DSM Acrylonitrile by Royal DSM in 1967. Its plant has an acrylonitrile nameplate capacity of 285 kt/y distributed across two production lines In 2014, AnQore employed 150 people and had pro-forma sales of about 450 million EUR. As of 31 July 2015 AnQore is a subsidiary of ChemicaInvest, the joint venture between CVC Capital Partners and Royal DSM. AnQore is headquartered in Sittard, The Netherlands.

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