AkzoNobel, Solvay expand renewable raw materials in coatings
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AkzoNobel, Solvay to expand renewable raw materials in coatings

10:28 AM, 5th June 2013
AkzoNobel, Solvay to expand renewable raw materials in coatings

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS/BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: AkzoNobel and Solvay have signed a three-year agreement whereby AkzoNobel will increase the use of renewable raw materials in its paints and coatings, building on an existing partnership between the two companies. AkzoNobel will progressively increase the use of Solvay’s bio-based epichlorohydrin (Epicerol), which is already contained in many of the company’s resins for its coatings products.

The agreement underlines the commitment of both parties to play a key role in sustainable development and expand the use of renewable raw materials. By 2016, AkzoNobel aims to source 20 per cent of its total epichlorohydrin demand as bio-based material.

“This isn’t just about Solvay and AkzoNobel, but about working in partnership along the supply chain, including with our resin producers. It’s exciting to see how together we can make bio-based chemicals a reality for our customers,” said Peter Nieuwenhuizen, Director of Future-Proof Supply Chains, AkzoNobel.

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