31 August 2010 10:19 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Rhodia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on a long-term collaboration on “green” chemistry with the ?xml:namespace>
The company said that as a first step of a structured and long-term collaboration, this agreement aimed to develop common research on materials and processes based on eco-design principles and renewable raw materials.
“Drawing on product lifecycle analysis methodology, this collaboration will help to strengthen research into innovative products such as new polymers or surfactants based on natural raw materials, and to develop new and more efficient eco-friendly catalytic processes,” Rhodia said in a statement.
The group added that a third of its sales were from products that help customers to reduce their carbon footprint and that 90% of its major innovation projects were directly related to the challenges of sustainable development.
Rhodia operates one of its five major research centres in
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