23 Oktober 2015

Epicerol® Wins JEC Innovation Award in Singapore

Solvay’s Epicerol® has won the JEC Asia 2015 Innovation Award for ‘Bio-based ECH for more sustainable epoxy resins'

Singapore, October 20, 2015 – Both Solvay, owner of the Epicerol® technology and trade mark, and Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. or ABT, the producer of Epicerol®, have been awarded in the Raw Materials category.

Epicerol® is a 100% bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH), a chemical intermediate mainly used in the production of epoxy resins, a key material for a wide range of industries namely composites, coatings and electronics.  A recent partnership with customers saw Epicerol®-based epoxy resins being used in the composite matrix of a Belgian Solar Car, The Punch One, allowing for 45% bio content in the resin.

“Solvay and ABT are very proud to have been recognised for Epicerol®’s environmental performance benefits”, said Pan-usa Kongmunwattana, Marketing Manager for ABT.  “Epicerol® is a market competitive drop-in for petro-based epichlorohydrin and has been used worldwide by our business partners since 2012.”

About Epicerol®

Epicerol® is bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH) produced by an innovative technology from Solvay.  Based on renewable glycerol, Epicerol® is the most sustainable ECH in terms of CO2 emissions and process environmental performance.  Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. or ABT has been operating its world-class manufacturing unit using Solvay’s proprietary technology in Thailand since February 2012.

About JEC

JEC is the largest composites industry organisation in Europe and in the world with a network of 250,000 professionals. JEC represents, promotes and expands composites markets by providing global or local networking and information services.

Source: Sustainability Consult, press release, 2015-10-20.

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