History

PAST TO PRESENT

A world leader in PVC stabilizers, Akdeniz Chemson was formed out of the merger of Akdeniz Kimya and the Chemson Group. Read on to find out more about our corporate history.

1940

Journey Began

1942

Cookson from Wallsend near Newcastle-upon-Tyne in England starts producing lead salts as stabilisers for flexible PVC. Shortly after, Cookson opens a production plant in Sydney/Australia.

1950

PVC Process

1953

The Kautschuk-Gesellschaft, part of the Metallgesellschaft Group from Frankfurt/Main, embarks on the production and sales of stabilisers for PVC processing in Langelsheim. This business segment is transferred to the newly founded subsidiary Chemetall in 1982.

1960

Produce Started

1963

The Bleiberger Bergwerksunion (BBU) with its seat in Arnoldstein/Austria begins producing stabilisers.

1970

Akdeniz Kimya

1976

Akdeniz Kimya was established.

1976

Brazilian chemicals company Inbra begins manufacturing lead salts as PVC stabilisers. The stabiliser business is absorbed by the Chemetall Group in 1998.

1980

Chemson is Born

1982

Exports started to the Middle East by Akdeniz Kimya.

1986

Stabiliser manufacturers Chemetall and Cookson combine their activities in a single joint venture. Chemson is born and starts operating from sites in Germany, England and Australia.

1989

The Metallgesellschaft takes over the majority interests of the chemical business of the Bleiberger Bergwersunion (BBU).

1990

Exports Started

1990

Chemson purchases the remaining shares of BBU and the Cookson community shares.

1993

The stabiliser activities of BBU and Cookson are bundled within the Chemson Group.

1994

Exports started to North America and Europe by Akdeniz Kimya.

1996

The US-American Chemical Group begins to manufacture PVC stabilisers at its Philadelphia site.

1996

The lead oxide facility was established by Akdeniz Kimya.

1998

Chemson buys shares in the Chemical Group.

2000

New Areas

2000

The automation and modernization of the lead oxide facility was completed by Akdeniz Kimya.

2000

In April 2000, a private group of investors and management take over the Chemson Group as part of a management buy-out. Chemson Polymer Additive AG is founded in Arnoldstein/Austria. As part of this development, Chemetall moves the stabiliser business of its Brazilian subsidiary Chemetall do Brasil to the new company. Also in 2000, Chemson takes over the remaining shares of the Chemical Group and founds the joint venture Durox Ltda. with its headquarters in Rio Claro/Brazil together with two other partners. Durox Ltda. unites the lead oxide activities of the three companies in South America.

2001

Chemson enters the Chinese market with the foundation of Dalian Chemson Chemical Products Co. Ltd. in Dalian/China.

2002

Production of Ca-Zn based stabilizers was started by Akdeniz Kimya.

Production of Acrylic Processing Aids was started by Akdeniz Kimya..

2003

Chemson Ltda., Durox Ltda. and Penos S. A. bundle their lead oxide activities within Durox Ltda. in Rio Claro/Brazil.

2003

Betadiketone production was started by Akdeniz Kimya.

2004

Chemson GmbH Frankfurt takes over the Allstab Chemicals Group. This takeover makes the Chemson Group the leading European provider of solid stabilisers for PVC processing.

2005

Acrylic Impact Modifiers production was started by Akdeniz Kimya.

Calcium acetyl acetonate production was started by Akdeniz Kimya.

2007

Acrylic Impact Modifier production capacity was increased by Akdeniz Kimya.

2008

The Chemson Group is taken over by a mid-tier investment company.

2009

Akdeniz Kimya took its position among the 10 fastest growing companies.

2010

OYAK Group

2012

Akdeniz Kimya joined in the OYAK organization.

2013

Chemson becomes part of the Turkish OYAK Group. Together with Akdeniz, also a member of the OYAK Group, Chemson becomes world market leader for PVC stabilisers.

2013

Akdeniz Kimya and Chemson rose to the global leaders in the stabilizer sector with OYAK’s purchase of Chemson.

2020

Akdeniz Chemson

2020

In September 2020, Akdeniz Kimya and Chemson merged into Akdeniz Chemson, of the leading producers of polymer additives, and the world market leader in the field of PVC stabilizer products.