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OQ Chemicals Presents TCD Alcohol DM Produced Using Bio-circular Precursor DCPD

Published on 2023-09-13. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sustainability / Natural Coatings     Automotive Coatings    

OQ Chemicals TCD Alcohol DM Biocircular Precursor DCPD OQ Chemicals, a chemical company, introduces a ready to supply ISCC PLUS certified OxBalance® TCD Alcohol DM (tricyclodecane dimethanol) in response to growing market preferences for environmentally friendly alternatives.

The product is manufactured using the bio-circular precursor DCPD (dicyclopentadiene) from Shell Chemicals Europe, which is also ISCC Plus certified. The strategic collaboration between the two companies will ensure a reliable supply of bio-circular DCPD to support OQ Chemicals’ production.

Versatile Component for Coatings

TCD Alcohol DM serves as a versatile component in the production of high-performance technical polymers, paints and coatings and adhesives used across sectors such as food packaging, electronic and automotive. It is valued for its exceptional ability to enhance the properties of the final product, including improved durability, chemical resistance and thermal stability.

The bio-based OxBalance® TCD Alcohol DM serves as a sustainable and environmentally conscious alternative to its fully synthetic counterpart.

OQ Chemicals’ new OxBalance® offering aligns with changing market preferences as customers increasingly seek out more sustainable alternatives without compromising quality or performance,” said Kyle Hendrix, executive vice president Marketing at OQ Chemicals.

Our partnership with Shell Chemicals Europe ensures a consistent supply of high-quality bio-circular DCPD for our production. With OxBalance® TCD Alcohol DM, we’ve added another product to our portfolio that supports our customers on their path towards more sustainability,” added Hendrix.

Sustainable Solution for Circular Economy

Our collaboration with OQ Chemicals to deliver ISCC PLUS-certified bio-circular DCPD that is based on a mass balance approach is another example of how Shell Chemicals works with customers to develop solutions to meet their objectives,” said Liz Allen, director, Shell Chemicals Europe.

It’s also an example of how Shell is committed to delivering premium quality sustainable solutions to support a circular economy,” added Allen.

OxBalance® is a registered trademark of OQ Chemicals. The mass balance method allocates renewable feedstock in manufacturing. ISCC PLUS certification by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification organization confirms environmentally responsible sourcing and strict sustainability compliance.

Source: OQ Chemicals


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