22-06-2012: AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals has won this year’s Responsible Care Award. The Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI) awarded the accolade to Industrial Chemicals for its ‘Sustainable degreasing and dewatering of animal hides’ project.
The hides of slaughtered animals are recycled for use as leather, food and fodder. Water and grease is removed from the hides in an environmentally-unfriendly way. Industrial Chemicals has developed DeMytheLDD-technology based on dimethylether (DME). The advantages of this technology are that after treatment the hides weigh less, while the process itself uses less energy, water and chemicals than traditional degreasing methods. Furthermore, far less wastewater is produced, and the grease obtained using the DME method is worth more. According to the jury, the project is a wonderful example of the type of sustainable solutions the chemical industry can offer society. The project also has huge potential. Although the factory for the new method is still not operational, the jury has awarded the Responsible Care Award to emphasize the new role the chemical industry is playing and to encourage the use of the new tanning process.
AkzoNobel has supplied high performance coatings systems for half of the stadiums being used at this month's FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament in Brazil.
Being staged from June 15 to 30, the three stadiums to feature the company's coatings are the famous Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro ... more
AkzoNobel and Solvay have signed a three-year agreement whereby AkzoNobel will increase the use of renewable raw materials in its paints and coatings, building on an existing partnership between the two companies.
Under the terms of the deal, AkzoNobel will progressively increase the use of ... more
AkzoNobel's prestigious Science Award program officially honoured its first North American recipient when Carnegie Mellon University Professor Krzysztof (Kris) Matyjaszewski, Ph.D. was recognized for his cutting-edge polymer chemistry research.
Established in collaboration with the American ... more
Akzo Nobel Base Chemicals in Skoghall is located on Hammarö, where the great lake of Vänern meets the province of Värmland. We are the world’s oldest electro-chemical plant and we manufacture advanced base chemicals used in a wide range of production processes. Our chemicals play an essenti ... more
Akzo Nobel is one of the world’s leading industrial companies. We are the biggest global coatings manufacturer and the number one in decorative paints and performance coatings, as well as being a major worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals.
We employ around 68,000 people in more than 8 ... more
Base Chemicals produces Energy, Salt, Chlor-Alkali products and Derivatives (such as MCA, ferric chloride and Water Treatment Chemicals). Our products play a vital role in a variety of industries and can be found in many day-to-day articles. They are used in the chemical, detergent, pulp an ... more
AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals has won this year’s Responsible Care Award. The Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry (VNCI) awarded the accolade to Industrial Chemicals for its ‘Sustainable degreasing and dewatering of animal hides’ project. The hides of slaughtered animals are recycle ... more
For the chemical industry, up until now 2011 has been a better year than 2010. However, it has not been as good as was expected at the start of 2011. In the first quarter, there was a growth in production of 2.7% compared to the same period in 2010. However, production declined in the follo ... more
SABIC has won the Responsible Care award for 2011. The announcement was made during the annual meeting of the Dutch Chemical Industry Federation (Vereniging van de Nederlandse Chemische Industrie (VNCI)) in The Hague. The company was chosen to receive the award because of its efforts to ren ... more