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Comment Sustainability

Cepsa begins production of linear alkylbenzene and phenol from renewable feedstocks

By Mary Page Bailey |

Cepsa Quimica (Madrid, Spain) has introduced the first two products in a new line of sustainable chemicals: NextLAB and NextPhenol, now made from renewable and recycled raw materials. The products are used, among other things, for the production of cleaning agents and engineering plastics. The introduction of the new product lines is not only part of Cepsa Química’s ambitions to make its own business activities fossil-free in the long term, but it also helps Cepsa customers to make their products and production processes more sustainable.

Cepsa Quimica is one of the world’s leading producers of LAB (linear alkylbenzene) and phenol. LAB is mainly used in the production of biodegradable, household laundry and cleaning products. Phenol is used in the automotive, construction and pharmaceutical industries, among others, as a raw material for the production of engineering plastics, nylon, polycarbonate, methyl methacrylate (MMA) and coatings.

“Cepsa Quimica has formulated clear objectives to make the company sustainable and fossil-free in the long term,” explains Jose Maria Cuadro, Head of Cepsa Química’s division for Feedstocks, ESG & HSEQ. “To achieve this, we not only look at our own production processes, energy consumption and the supply chain, but also at the origin of the raw materials, replacing traditional fossil sources for renewable feedstocks and wastes.”  

 

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