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Most sustainable epichlorohydrin for COreduction 

Epicerol® is bio-based epichlorohydrin (ECH) produced using Solvay’s proprietary process. The process is based on the use of glycerol, a renewable feedstock and a by-product of biodiesel and oleochemicals production. 

Because it is a drop-in for fossil-based ECH, Epicerol® offers significant environmental advantages compared to ECH from propylene. By choosing Epicerol®, downstream users reduce the impact raw materials have on their end-products’ carbon footprint.

Features & benefits

  • Exactly the same physico-chemical properties as traditional fossil-based ECH 
  • Most sustainable ECH in terms of COreduction and process environmental performance
    • Produced using 100% renewable carbon 
    • 57% less non-renewable energy consumption and 61% less Global Warming Potential (from cradle to gate, including biogenic CO2
    • Solvay’s brine recycling technology also allows for drastically-reduced liquid effluents
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As a market-competitive drop-in for fossil-based ECH, Epicerol® is a bio-based building block which can be used for a wide range of products. 

  • Epoxy Resins used mainly in the production of :
    Paints and coatings
    Electronic components
    Adhesives & Sealants
  • Paper Chemicals 
  • Water Treatment Chemicals 
  • Surfactants 
  • Elastomers

Related markets :
Industrial applications, Automotive & Aronautics, Electrical & Electronics, Consumer goods & healthcare