23 February 2022
Vynova has launched the world’s first range of low-carbon potassium (K) derivatives. Marketed under the VynoEcoSolutions brand, the new K derivatives product line has the lowest carbon footprint available on the market and will help customers across a wide range of industries to manufacture more sustainable products.
“The EU Green Deal sets ambitious targets in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing our impact on the environment. In order to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals, we have screened our entire potassium derivatives supply chain and production process in terms of CO₂ footprint and impact on the environment, from the extraction of the raw materials to the delivery of the product to our customers,” explains Jacques Sturm, Vynova Vice President Potassium Derivatives Business. “In a next step, we have defined those elements for which we can lower the CO₂ emissions and environmental footprint through the adoption of innovative solutions.”
CO₂ reduction of up to 30%
These innovative solutions cover, among others, the use of renewable energy in the company’s membrane electrolysis production process as well as more ecological approaches to potassium chloride sourcing, packaging and transportation. “In particular for transportation, our unique set-up as the only K derivatives producer with multiple manufacturing sites in Europe gives us exceptional flexibility to customize the supply chain for each customer,” comments Jacques Sturm.
The result: a CO₂ emission reduction of up to 30% compared to conventionally produced potassium derivatives, depending on the type of product and the location of the customer.
Potassium hydroxide and potassium carbonate are crucial to many manufacturing and processing industries and are for example used in the food industry, consumer care products, industrial applications and pharmaceuticals. “As Europe’s number one supplier of potassium derivatives, we are continually looking at ways to assist our customers in addressing their challenges. Thanks to our low-carbon portfolio, we can now make a significant contribution to reduce the CO₂ footprint of our customers,” comments Jacques Sturm.
The low-carbon range will be produced at the Vynova sites in Tessenderlo (Belgium) and Thann (France) and covers the full Vynova potassium derivatives portfolio: potassium hydroxide (KOH) liquid and solid as well as potassium carbonate (K₂CO₃).
Vynova’s low-carbon potassium derivatives will be marketed under the VynoEcoSolutions brand, Vynova’s portfolio of circular and renewable products, which also includes the company’s renewable caustic soda as well as its bio- and circular-attributed PVC ranges.
Strong sustainability commitment
“Thanks to the launch of this low-carbon range, we can now offer more sustainable alternatives for our three main product lines: PVC, caustic soda and potassium derivatives, helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals. This demonstrates our strong commitment to be an industry leader in the transition towards a more sustainable and circular chemical sector. In addition, we are continually working on minimizing the carbon footprint and environmental impact of our own operations through targeted investments in state-of-the-art production assets,” concludes Vynova President Christophe André.
Vynova is a leading European PVC and chlor-alkali company. Our products play a key role in manufacturing numerous industrial products and consumer goods that improve our quality of life. With production sites in five countries and more than 1,250 committed employees, we generate annual sales of 1.3 billion euros.
Established in 2015, Vynova is the chlor-vinyls platform of the International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG). Our product offering comprises multiple grades of suspension PVC (S-PVC), KOH and other potassium derivatives, caustic soda (NaOH) and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl).
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