Nouryon first to obtain ISCC PLUS certification for green monochloroacetic acid (MCA)

14 December 2023

Nouryon is now certified to the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification standard ISCC PLUS for the production of green monochloroacetic acid (MCA) at its site in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The Company is a leading global supplier of MCA and the first and only producer of green MCA that is derived from sustainably sourced raw materials1.

“We are pleased to be the first supplier to offer green MCA as a building block for our customers that contributes to their sustainability goals,” said Joppe Smit, Senior Vice President of Natural Resources and Intermediates at Nouryon. “Today’s announcement underscores our efforts to deliver solutions that contribute to a more sustainable future.”

MCA is used in the manufacture of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), agrochemicals, surfactants and other functional chemical building blocks that are essential to building and construction, crop protection, food additives, personal care products, cleaning goods, and pharmaceuticals. Nouryon’s green MCA is a sustainable alternative offering a significant reduction in product carbon footprint while delivering the same quality and performance.

As a manufacturer of speciality chemicals, Nouryon works to ensure that its products meet or exceed industry benchmarks for sustainability without sacrificing performance.

Nouryon supports customer needs around the world through several regional sites, including the Netherlands, India, China, Japan, and the USA.

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