SOPPEC is now part of the Plant Chemistry Association

Publié le : 2019-10-02 08:00:00
Catégories : Company , Miscellaneous

SOPPEC is now part of the plant chemistry

 

Today, products from plant chemistry or commonly called bio-based products are constantly surrouding us in your daily lives: packaging, hygiene products, cosmetic ingredients, etc.

The chemical industry, which presents itself as a major player in the sector, is tending to increasingly appropriate its concept - in the context of transformation and reformulation - by manufacturing compound intermediates - and therefore also paints...

In addition to revitalizing the regions and creating jobs, plant chemistry is challenged to achieve an environmental performance equal to or better than that of fossil-based products.

Finally, it is already emerging as the most appropriate chemical to meet the major environmental and societal challenges facing humanity in a sustainable way.

In addition to revitalizing the regions and creating jobs, plant chemistry is challenged to achieve an environmental performance equal to or better than that of fossil-based products.

Finally, it is already emerging as the most appropriate chemical to meet the major environmental and societal challenges facing humanity in a sustainable way.

 

But what is plant chemistry?

 

Vegetal chemistry is part of the thinking of green chemistry and is based on 12 principles set out in 1998 by two key figures in the field of green chemistry : Paul Anastas and John C. Warner. From a general point of view, the latter provides for the implementation of the principles to reduce and eliminate the use or generation of substances harmful to the environment.

 

Plant chemistry aims to use biomass as a raw material. Biomass refers to plants in their entirety, such as cereals, potatoes or plant residues or substances extracted from plants such as vegetable oils for example.

This biomass will then be available to produce chemicals but also materials.

 

In addition to being renewable, the use of these various plant bodies allows a considerable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. This also limits the dependence on the use of fossil raw materials.

 

SOPPEC is once again demonstrating its commitment to the environment and to plant chemistry

 

In line with its approach to preserve Man and the environment in which it operates, SOPPEC recently joined the ACDV (Plant Chemistry Association). This association, founded in 2007 and a major player in the field of the bio-economy, brings together some sixty companies representing the entire sector.

The missions of the ACDV are varied. It makes it possible to federate and develop a real dialogue based on multiple areas of expertise. In addition, it offers better visibility to the chemical and plant sector among stakeholders such as public authorities or NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisations).

 

As François Monnet, President of the ACDV, explains, SOPPEC's membership demonstrates that biosourced products are both a market reality and a development objective for industrial companies. SOPPEC thus contributes to ACVD's actions in favour of the promotion and use of plant raw materials.

  

Plant Chemistry

 

In addition, this commitment to the environment is rewarded by the presence on two occasions of SOPPEC, in the Essentiel Hors Série of FIPEC (Federation of Ink and Colour Paint Industries) on the theme of the circular economy, a new model with a systemic vision whose objective is to produce while greatly limiting the consumption, waste of raw materials and non-renewable energy sources.

SOPPEC is highlighted for its consideration of the circular economy in the company's strategy but also for its waste management in partnership with the ONF (National Forestry Office).

The waste collection and treatment system set up with the latter 6 years ago makes it possible to treat more than 70% of the aerosols used to date.

 

In this way, SOPPEC demonstrates and consolidates over time its commitment to the development of more environmentally friendly solutions.

 

Without a doubt, plant chemistry has a bright future ahead of it and SOPPEC with it.

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