SC Clients Feature In RSC's Chemistry World

Chemistry World Logo January 2017A recent edition of Chemistry World, the monthly chemistry news magazine published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), shines a spotlight on Sustainability Consult clients Reverdia and Solvay.

The article looks at plant-based alternatives to fossil-based chemicals, including Biosuccinium®, Reverdia’s bio-based succinic acid and Epicerol®, the bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH) developed and commercialised by Solvay.

For Reverdia, which has been producing Biosuccinium® commercially since 2012, growing environmental awareness is stimulating increasing demand for bio-based chemicals. Marcel Lubben, President of Reverdia says, “We see a great deal of interest and activity from brand-owners to introduce more sustainable alternatives, creating market pull and enabling the switch to bio-based products.”

Epicerol®, which is made by the first RSB-certified (Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) bio-based chemical operator in Asia, benefits from a similar market pull.

“Incorporating 1 tonne of Epicerol® can reduce a product’s carbon footprint by 2.56 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent, compared to traditional ECH,’” says Pan-usa Kongmunwattana, Epicerol®’s Marketing Manager.