Specialty chemicals provider Nouryon announced that it is now certified to the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification standard ISCC PLUS for the production of green monochloroacetic acid (MCA) at its site in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. According to Nouryon, the company is the first and only producer of green MCA that is derived from sustainably sourced raw materials (using the mass balance approach as defined by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) standard).

“We are pleased to be the first supplier to offer green MCA as a building block for our customers that contributes to their sustainability goals,” said Joppe Smit, senior vice president of Natural Resources and Intermediates at Nouryon. “Today’s announcement underscores our efforts to deliver solutions that contribute to a more sustainable future.” 

MCA is used in the manufacture of carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), agrochemicals, surfactants, and other functional chemical building blocks that are essential to building and construction, crop protection, food additives, personal care products, cleaning goods, and pharmaceuticals. Nouryon’s green MCA is a sustainable alternative offering a significant reduction in product carbon footprint while delivering the same quality and performance.

Learn more about ISCC PLUS at www.iscc-system.org. Additional information about Nouryon is available at www.nouryon.com