RSC publish GSK Solvent Sustainability Guide

Posted on June 23, 2016

Chemoxy International Ltd are pleased to announce that Royal Society of Chemistry have published the updated GSK Solvent Sustainability Guide. In the guide. For the first time some of Chemoxy’s core products receive a review including Amyl Acetate, Dimethyl Adipate, Dimethyl succinate, 2-Ethylhexyl acetate, Glycerol diacetate and Diisopropyl Adipate. In total forty four additional solvents have been assessed for their waste burden, environmental impact, health and safety and lifecycle assessment. A major benefit of the solvent sustainability guide is that it makes detailed data available for chemists to make informed choices when selecting a solvent and solvents are classified as green, amber or red. Chemoxy are delighted to confirm that our solvent portfolio includes 4 solvents now added to the Green Composite category which represents “few known issues” and 2 in the yellow category.

 

  • Amyl Acetate
  • Dimethyl succinate
  • Glycerol Diacetate (EGDA)
  • 2-Ethylhexyl acetate

 

  • Diisopropyl Adipate.
  • Dimethyl Adipate

 

GSK encourage all chemists to use the data provided by this tool to make judgements based on the requirements of their own chemistry and of course the Chemoxy commercial and technical teams are always here to help. Chemoxy also offer a solvent recovery service where we can support the process industries in improving the environmental impact of their solvent use and reduce the waste produced by benefication of spent solvent streams.