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Nouryon obtains ISCC PLUS certification for green ethylene oxide, ethanolamines, and ethylene amines, enabling the production of more sustainable surfactants

4 Jun 2024 - News

Nouryon announced that it is now certified to the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification standard ISCC PLUS for the production of green ethylene oxide, ethanolamines, ethylene amines, and the surfactants derived from these raw materials at its site in Stenungsund, Sweden. The Company is a leading global producer of ethylene amines and surfactants.

“We are pleased to serve our customers by supplying key building blocks such as green Ethylene amines and ethanolamines based on sustainably sourced raw materials to contribute to lowering our customers’ product carbon footprint,” said Sirpa Engman, Vice President of Intermediates at Nouryon. “This announcement, in addition to our recent launch of green monochloroacetic acid (MCA), demonstrates our continued dedication to delivering sustainable solutions for our customers.”

Ethylene oxide, ethanolamines, and ethylene amines are key building blocks in the production of surfactants used in applications including cleaning, personal care, crop protection, oilfield, paper, and textile manufacturing. Surfactants are used to manufacture, amongst others, detergents, shampoos, and other cleaning agents applied in general cleaning applications, both in home and in industrial settings. Nouryon’s green ethylene oxide, ethanolamines, and ethylene amines are sustainable alternatives that contribute to significant product carbon footprint reduction while delivering the same high quality and performance.

“Our customers value high-performance solutions that also support their environmental targets,” said Brad Pearson, Vice President of Cleaning Goods at Nouryon. “The introduction of green ethoxylated surfactants to the household, industrial and institutional cleaning markets marks an important step in supporting our customers by providing high-quality cleaning solutions while reducing product carbon footprints.”

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The Company is also a leading global monochloroacetic acid (MCA) supplier, having become the first to produce and achieve ISCC PLUS certification for green MCA, derived from sustainably sourced raw materials at its site in Delfzijl, the Netherlands.

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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