New Epicerol® Video Launched During RSB General Assembly

Epicerol Video Sneak Preview 8 November 2016On Tuesday 8 November, Solvay’s brand new Epicerol® video was screened at the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) General Assembly in Hanoi, Vietnam. Epicerol® is manufactured by Solvay subsidiary Advanced Biochemical Thailand Co., Ltd. (ABT).

The Epicerol® video, filmed at a palm oil plantation in Thailand, looks at the environmental profile of the 100% bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH), as well as the sustainability of the manufacturing process. ABT Managing Director Jean-Luc Préat introduced the film, which was shown at the RSB General Assembly welcome reception.

Last year, ABT became the first bio­-based chemical operator in Asia to obtain the RSB certification. ABT recently became an RSB member, joining the Industrial biofuel/biomaterial producers in Chamber 2 of RSB’s seven chambers.

About Epicerol®
Epicerol® is 100% 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. It is a chemical intermediate for a wide range of industries, including epoxy resins for coatings and composites.

Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (ABT) has been operating its world-class manufacturing unit using Solvay’s proprietary technology in Thailand since February 2012.

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About RSB
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is an independent and global multistakeholder coalition which works to promote the sustainability of biomaterials. RSB’s user-friendly certification scheme is the strongest and most trusted of its kind. It verifies that biomaterials are ethical, sustainable and credibly-sourced. The certification is approved by RSB’s members, including leading NGOs and UN agencies. RSB members work across sectors to set global best practice for sustainable biomaterial production. Choosing RSB-certified biomaterials helps build trust and credibility in the bio-based sector and supports a healthy bio-based community. For more information, visit www.rsb.org

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