AkzoNobel and Solvay join forces to monitor renewable raw materials

16 June 2014

AkzoNobel and Solvay have joined forces with Ernst & Young to develop a monitoring system that tracks and quantifies the use of renewable raw materials in paints, coatings and other applications.

The partnership builds on last year’s agreement between AkzoNobel and Solvay, whereby the company progressively increases the use of Solvay’s bio-based epichlorohydrin, or Epicerol, in its coatings products.

Rather than buying Epicerol direct from Solvay, AkzoNobel obtains epoxy resins from a number of intermediate producers. The company then uses these epoxy resins as ingredients in various coatings

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