The certificate covers the manufacture of bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH), using Solvay’s innovative technology, from vegetable glycerol derived from biodiesel and oleochemical production.
ABT is the first bio-based chemical operator in Asia to obtain RSB certification.
“We are extremely proud of this evaluation which is recognized by leading NGOs,” said Bruno Van Parys, ABT vice-president. “RSB certification validates Epicerol as the leading bio-based ECH for customers because of its outstanding environmental attributes.”
Rolf Hogan, Executive director of RSB said, “We are very pleased that ABT has chosen RSB to demonstrate the sustainability of their ECH process. This demonstrates that RSB is the partner of choice for biomaterials operators that are interested in true sustainability.”
Epicerol is 100% bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH) produced by an innovative technology from Solvay. Based on renewable glycerol, Epicerol®is the most sustainable ECH in terms of CO2 emissions and process environmental performance. It is a chemical intermediate for a wide range of industries, including epoxy resins for coatings and composites.
Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (ABT) has been operating its world-class manufacturing unit using Solvay’s proprietary technology in Thailand since February 2012.