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

14 Dec 2023 - News

Nouryon announced that it 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 materials*.

“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 pharmaceutical. 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 specialty chemicals, Nouryon works to ensure that its products meet or exceed industry benchmarks for sustainability without sacrificing performance. Learn more about the Company’s overall strategy to reduce Scopes 1, 2, and 3 emissions and water-use intensity, and other sustainability targets

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

*Using a mass-balance approach as defined by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) standard.

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About Nouryon

Nouryon is a global, specialty chemicals leader. Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of approximately 8,200 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands.


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