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Ecovadis Sustainability Rating 2023


Actylis Achieves Silver EcoVadis Rating, Demonstrating Commitment to Sustainability Excellence

Actylis, a leading global manufacturer of critical raw materials and performance ingredients for the life sciences and specialty chemicals markets, is proud to announce its attainment of a Silver rating from EcoVadis, solidifying its position in the 85th percentile among industry peers. This remarkable achievement underscores Actylis' unwavering commitment to sustainable practices and its dedication to fostering a more responsible and eco-conscious future.
What makes this achievement even more remarkable is the fact that Actylis received the certification as a chemical manufacturer, a process known for its more stringent requirements. This is not only a reflection of the company’s resolve to make a positive impact at every stage of its operations, but also underscores their dedication to sustainability. (...)


Advancing Sustainability in the Coatings Industry: A Closer Look at Product Carbon Footprint, BioMass Balance, and ChemcyclingTM

Sustainability has become a critical focus for businesses worldwide, and the coatings industry is no exception. As companies strive to reduce their environmental impact, three key topics have emerged: Product Carbon Footprint (PCF), BioMass Balance, and ChemCyclingTM. These topics are at the forefront of our efforts to promote sustainability and drive positive change in the industry.
Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) is a crucial measure of a product's greenhouse gas emissions throughout its life cycle. 
BASF recognizes the significance of PCF and has developed a digital application to calculate the cradle-to-gate PCFs for its sales products. By providing customers with this valuable information, BASF & BTC Europe enable (...)


Graphene to decarbonize industry
Carbon Waters designs and produces ready-to-use graphene-based solutions to improve the properties of materials and extend their lifespan. Its unique process enables graphene to be exploited in unprecedented ways, combining biosourcing and recyclability.

Low environmental impact production and solutions 
Committed to promoting a sustainable industrial environment, Carbon Waters produces its graphene and additives using a resource-efficient processwith a low carbon footprint and integrated raw material recyclability.
Carbon Waters has demonstrated the major impact of its Graph'Up products on environmental transition and decarbonation. These products make structures lighter and extend material lifespan. They can also replace potentially toxic products subject to regulations (REACH) (...)


Celanese Acetyl Chain Sustainable Solutions

Celanese is  a global leader in the production of chemical products used in most major industries and consumer applications. Its Acetyl Chain is backwards integrated with a global supply network. Celanese offers a wide variety of advantaged sustainability options across most of the Celanese Acetyl Chain portfolio.
Its Acetyl Chain Portfolio contains acetic acid, vinyl acetate monomer, other acetyl derivatives such as solvents, plasticizers, emulsion polymers for paints & coatings, adhesives and specialty fibers, redispersible polymer powders for building & construction, and EVA polymers for different  applications. 
Celanese also offers solutions which have the potential to support positive environmental impacts by helping its customers to design more efficient, (...)


COLORIS®'s mission is to act as a trusted player for a safer, more sustainable and progressive world.

To meet needs without compromising future generations, COLORIS® translates its commitments into a set of actions in favor of its employees and customers in terms of Health, Safety and the Environment, in order to preserve human life and the environment.
Taking care of the environment is one of the pillars of our sustainable development approach. Concerned to preserve essential resources such as water, energy and minerals, COLORIS® teams are mobilized to innovate and develop more virtuous products and processes.
COLORIS® designs products and methods to encourage the recycling of materials and waste, and is developing techniques to recycle water. Recovery and recycling account for 68% of its waste processing. COLORIS® also deploys its (...)


A unique plant-based solution for a more sustainable world

For several decades, Covestro has been working to incorporate more bio-based content into its architectural-market resins. Throughout this journey, Covestro has used its technical expertise to help these bio-based resins meet high performance and sustainability standards. The result? Covestro’s ever-growing Decovery® portfolio, designed to meet multiple application needs. By supporting its customers to get the best from Decovery®, and by continuing to explore new technologies, Covestro is helping bio-based feedstocks become a key architectural paint ingredient.
Decovery® resins, with more than 52% bio-based content, enable coatings manufacturers to produce more sustainable paints, reducing carbon footprints up to 30%. The bio-based monomers, derived from (...)


The "Net Zero" target has been approved and published by SBTi

Founded in 1855, Grolman Group is a privately-owned European distributor and leader in specialty chemicals.
Offering a varied and complementary product portfolio, its success is based on a strong dedication and commitment to building an efficient organization, focused on customers and their needs.
With over 200 employees and a presence in more than 43 countries, Grolman Group, currently Ecovadis PLATINIUM certified, is announcing ambitious actions to combat climate change and is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to achieve "net zero" by 2050.

The "Net Zero" target has been approved and published by SBTi, a consortium that sets the highest standards for science-based climate targets. 
Grolman Group was the first SME in the world's chemical industry to be approved, in June (...)


IPEMA : the reactive diluent for more durable hard coatings.
Hard coatings are challenging products to produce and to sustain.
Reactive diluents are used to ease the manufacturing process of hard coating solutions by reducing the viscosity of the main agent. The hard coating is then formed by cross-linking and generally UV curing is used. For hard coating solutions with low viscosity the process tends to be inhibited by oxygen leading to either half cured sticky products or energy and time loss. Other issues such as curling or surface cracks may occur when curing hard coatings. Indeed if a hard coating is formed in a one-step cross-linking, the upper layer will shrink and the base layer, curl. Those layer defaults will then affect the coating’s properties and durability. 
IPEMA is a transparent liquid with low viscosity and two double bonds with different reactivity. IPEMA is easy to use and can help achieve both fast curing and improved durability. (...)


LAVOLLEE SAS develops partnerships with producers committed to sustainable development.
In 2020, Lavollée has acquired PIGM'Azur, which develops and produces pigments up to 100% natural, and is as part of a sustainable, environmentally-friendly approach.
Moreover, we work with GreenVal, a leader in sustainability and producer of recycled carbon blacks.
GreenVal stands out for its innovative approach to recycling, a pyrolysis technology for the treatment and recovery of used tires (ELT) and specialised plastics. Their use of cutting-edge technology is revolutionizing the treatment of carbon black, incorporating environmentally-friendly practices at every stage.
Through its approach, GreenVal has achieved ISCC certification, guaranteeing quality products that comply with strict sustainability standards. Recycling carbon black is a responsible action that helps to reduce waste and preserve natural resources.
We also have a partnership with a producer of tackifying hydrocarbon resins whose (...)


The paint service life increased by up to 25% with LEVASIL®! 
LEVASIL® colloidal silicas improve film cohesion and boost mechanical performances. 
Aqueous formulations become more durable and more resistant to weather conditions.
In roof coatings, excellent dirt pick-up resistance keeps the reflective properties active on long term. 
LEVASIL® are produced locally (EU) and can be used in a wide range of pH. 
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Stéarinerie Dubois is committed to the 2030 agenda of the United Nations Global Compact and is ensuring its transition to sustainable development in its markets.
The company studies the impact and then activates numerous levers in favor of a gradual but nevertheless significant reduction in its CO2eq emissions.
This is how it chose the circular economy through reconditioned drums to package, transport and store its products from the paint, adhesives, lubricants, plastics, rubber and biopolymer ranges.
Since 2021, nearly 2,300 barrels have housed 48,700 liters of these products, allowing Stéarinerie Dubois to use highly durable packaging. In fact, the reuse of a metal drum has been recognized as more sustainable than its recycling by multiple life cycle analyzes carried out internationally.
The use of reconditioned barrels was motivated by its carbon footprint reduced by 80% compared to new packaging. In fact, 85% (...)


Thanks to their mineral based specialties (fillers and binders), Xatico offers high added value solutions for the industry.
New lifestyles are creating global challenges such as extending people's life expectancy, climate change and the scarcity of resources. Xatico places these factors at the heart of its innovative solutions. Mineral fillers contribute to a more efficient and environmentally friendly industry by improving the performance of the materials in which they are used. This impact will provide solutions to stakeholder expectations.
In the formulations of paints, inks, adhesives, varnishes and glues, mineral fillers are intended to improve physical, thermal, mechanical, or electrical properties. Their functionalisation enables better incorporation into organic matrices.
By extending the life of formulations and improving the protection of substrates, they consider the environmental challenges facing our industry. (...)