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Cray Valley Presented EnviroGuard™ Bio-sourced Resins for Composite Industry Processes at JEC Show

Published on 2011-05-02. Author : SpecialChem

The range of EnviroGuard™ bio-sourced resins is targeted at almost all composite industry processes, and was launched by Cray Valley for supply to the European Market during the JEC Show in Paris.

The environmental aspect is becoming more of an important issue for consumers. A recent study of a sample of US architects confirms the need of plant-based resins. Indeed, their clients support the use of environmentally-friendly products, to reduce their energy consumption, improve their image, or because it is just a good thing to do. EnviroGuard™ resins can be used to produce parts for a very broad range of sectors : building, transport, leisure and industry, especially the sectors of marine, sanitary, automotive or railway.

Their production requires less use of fossil resources, and consequently improves their carbon footprint. Although it is difficult to quantify due to the lack of data given by the producers of raw materials, the use of EnviroGuard™ resins should lead to a carbon footprint 10% to 30% less than that of traditional resins. Cray Valley is currently working on the validation of this data, to improve our knowledge on resins CO2 emissions.

This environmental advantage is an opportunity for Cray Valley customers who are willing to differentiate themselves, especially in the building sector with the rise of eco-design programs, such as LEED in the United States, Passiv'Haus in Germany and HQE in France.

About Cray Valley

Globally based in Exton, Pa., Cray Valley USA LLC is part of Total's Resins Division, one of the largest resins manufacturers in the world with sales of 1.9 billion Euros and 3,800 employees worldwide. The Hydrocarbon Specialty Chemical division of Cray Valley provides hydrocarbon resins, Norsolene® and Wingtack® tackifying resins, along with Poly bd®, Ricon®, Krasol®, SMA® resins and Saret® rubber coagents. These products are used as raw materials for adhesives, rubber and other applications.

Source: Cray Valley

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