INOVYN has today launched its latest product featuring enhanced sustainability credentials under the brand name REODRINTM, becoming the world’s first commercial producer of bio-attributed epichlorohydrin from renewable feedstock.
Manufactured at Tavaux, France, REODRINTM is made using a second-generation, renewable feedstock that eliminates the use of energy crops and palm materials from the supply chain, therefore using 99% less land and water than conventional feedstocks. Furthermore, REODRINTM is certified by RSB as enabling a greenhouse gas saving of almost 70% compared to fossil-based/palm-based epichlorohydrin.
INOVYN’s choice of a renewable feedstock also demonstrates its commitment to progressing the emerging bio-economy, adding to the extremely strong sustainability credentials of REODRINTM.
Comments Filipe Constant, Business Director INOVYN: “Through our ongoing new product development strategy we are bringing new sustainable products to market that meet both the rigorous product quality and performance needs of our customers, whilst moving us closer towards a more circular, carbon-neutral economy.
“Driven by the increasing global focus on a low carbon economy, there is growing demand for a specialist, renewable epichlorohydrin that decouples its production from the use of conventional carbon-intensive feedstocks. REODRIN™ meets that demand.
“REODRIN™ demonstrates that we can produce epichlorohydrin with a non-fossil, circular feedstock. A drop-in solution with the same uncompromising quality and performance."
REODRIN™ is expected to have numerous value-added applications across a range of industry sectors, including highly specialised end-uses such as composites for wind turbines, wastewater treatment and lightweight coatings for electric vehicles.
Concludes Filipe: “REODRINTM is a further example of INOVYN’s ongoing commitment to accelerate progress towards a circular, carbon-neutral economy. It is also another major step forward in INOVYN’s journey to sustainability and demonstrates our commitment to developing innovative solutions that address society’s needs.”
More information about REODRINTM can be found at the Company's dedicated product website www.reodrin.com
Part of INEOS, INOVYN is Europe's leading producer of vinyls and in the top three worldwide. With an annual turnover of €3.1 billion, INOVYN has circa 4,200 employees and chemical manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in 8 countries across Europe.
INOVYN’s portfolio consists of an extensive range of class-leading products arranged across General Purpose Vinyls; Specialty Vinyls; Organic Chlorine Derivatives; Chlor Alkali; Hydrogen and Vinyls Technologies. INOVYN's annual commercial production volume is circa 10 million tonnes.
Epichlorohydrin is a raw material, critical to a variety of essential applications at the forefront of our lives, from composites for wind turbines to wastewater treatment and lightweight coatings for electric vehicles.