DSM Acrylonitrile to change name to AnQore


DSM Acrylonitrile, developers of acrylonitrile and related products, will change its name to AnQore, effective December 1, 2015.

Since 1969, DSM Acrylonitrile has been manufacturing acrylonitrile and related products such as hydrogen cyanide, sodium cyanide and acetonitrile at the Chemelot Industrial Park in Sittard-Geleen (Netherlands). The products are essential building blocks for high-performance materials (for example carbon fibre for cars, planes and windmills), functional materials (for example polyacrylamide for enhanced oil recovery and waste water treatment), and ingredients for food and pharmaceuticals (for example vitamins).

Over the past 46 years, the company has invested continuously in capacity expansion, process improvements and maintenance. The name change is a result of the establishment of ChemicaInvest, a joint venture of CVC Capital Partners and Royal DSM, as the new owner of DSM Acrylonitrile, which will now be named AnQore, according to a press release.

The name AnQore refers to: the manufacturing of the product acrylonitrile (AN) as the foundation (“core”) of its business, reliable day-to-day and long term supply of products to its customers (“encore”), the consistency of product quality (“Q”) being the key value driver according to its customers, and being a trustworthy partner for its stakeholders (“anchor”).

Pieter Boon, CEO AnQore, said, “Building on 46 years of experience, AnQore remains dedicated to providing safe and secure supply of our products to our customers. Every day AnQore employees are geared to bring our customers: excellent performance in safety, health, environment and quality, reliable day-to-day and long term supply of products, and a unique logistical performance. This is what we call ‘Smart Chemicals’. We are excited to continue to serve our customers under our new name.” (GK)

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