Here’s another sign of the times and the mounting trend. Coming on the heels of our mid-February announcement that we supplied commercial quantities of bio-succinic acid to Oxea for use in the production of their bio-based, phthalate-free plasticizers, another major specialty chemicals company has announced its intended use of our solution for their Quinacridone pigment. The company is Clariant, a multibillion dollar, publicly-traded global entity with more than 21,000 employees worldwide and headquartered in Muttenz, Switzerland.
The news release about this decision from Clariant is here. Of special note, it includes this all-important quote from Marco Cenisio, Senior Vice President and Head of Clariant’s Business Unit Pigments: “Optimizing our own pigment production processes to incorporate renewable raw materials is part of our strategy to help address global challenges and megatrends. We are very excited about what this achievement means both in terms of improving the ecological footprint of our products and in helping our customers to be more sustainable.”
Sound familiar? Watch this space for more news in the coming quarters about more major organizations moving toward renewable raw materials.