- Benefit from cost sharing facilities.
- Salt base chemicals and specialties on site.
- Utility infrastructure present.
- Ideal logistical locations with deep sea ports and rail/road/inland water network.
- Focus on biobased economy.
The chemical industry in the Northern Netherlands comprises two clusters. One cluster (Delfzijl) is based on salt and gas and the other cluster (Emmen) is based on plastics and polymers. The main focus is cost sharing and greening raw materials.
Salt based chemical industry and specialty chemicals. The Delfzijl cluster for the future is focused on green and CO2 Chemistry. Delfzijl is one of the two Dutch clusters producing chlorine.
Plastics and polymers. Both clusters have space for co-siting or green field investments. Both Delfzijl and Emmen are connected to the Dutch and the German market by road, rail and barges. Examples of Chemical companies established in the Northern Netherlands AKZO Nobel (Salt, MCA), PPG Industries Chemicals, PPG Industries Fiber Glass, DOW (MDI purification), Teijin Aramid (Twaron fiber), Lubrizol (cPVC), ChemCom Industries (formaldehyde), DSM (engineering plastics), Delamine (amines), Zeolyst (zeolites).