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Sustainability Portfolio at OQEMA
Crafting sustainable solutions


We are steadfastly committed to embedding sustainability at the core of our operations. Our journey is guided by a clear purpose, anchored in ethics, compliance, and robust governance structures. We are on a mission to achieve "net zero" environmental impact, meticulously crafting value through sustainable products and pioneering circular solutions. Join us as we tread a path where every step is marked by responsibility towards our planet and its people.

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BIO-BASED
RENEWABLE FEEDSTOCK

Bio-based products are derived wholly or partially from biological materials, such as plants, animals, enzymes, and microorganisms. Unlike fossil-based alternatives, they do not include materials embedded in geological formations or fossilized remains. Bio-based alternatives tend to be drop in replacements for fossil based chemicals and provide the opportunity significantly reduce product carbon footprint thus benefiting the environment in the long term. From everyday essentials to cutting-edge innovations, bio-based products are revolutionizing industries across the board.

Product CAS Benefits
Propylene Glykol BB 57-55-6 This renewably sourced product, reduces reliance on fossil fuels, and boasts lower greenhouse gas emissions, minimizing environmental impact. With consistent performance and a safe, non-toxic profile, it seamlessly integrates into existing processes while providing sustainability benefits.
Acetic Acid BB 64-19-7A Acetic Acid, originates from sustainable sources, utilizing bioethanol and renewable, natural, bio-based raw materials. It boasts a remarkable reduction of up to 110% in CO2 emissions per ton compared to competitors, underlining its commitment to environmental sustainability. Designed with eco-friendliness andbiodegradability in mind, it offers versatility as a solvent with unique properties, maintaining identical quality to fossil alternatives without compromising performance. With no testing required, it is high quality and ready to use, ensuring convenience and efficiency.
Ethyl Acetate BB 141-78-6 Ethyl Acetate offers significant sustainability benefits with up to 65% lower CO2 emissions compared to fossil alternatives and is certified as 100% physically bio-based. Sourced from renewable bio-energy and bio-based based ethanol, it's both environmentally friendly and versatile, maintaining high quality while being ecologically safe and biodegradable.
EPILOX G-Series BB - This product is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional epoxy resins, thinners, and hardeners, with up to 50% less CO2 emissions compared to feedstock propylene. Made from renewable bioglycerin, it ensures environmentally conscious production while maintaining identical performance to petrochemical equivalents. With no complex tests required, it saves time and resources while delivering the same high efficiency.
Ethanol BB 64-17-5 Ethanol which is made from residual products from the forest industry. Bio Based, biodegradable and enviromental and body friendly. Using as a solvent for consumer products and medical applications.
Butylacetate BMB 123-86-4 Butylacetate BMB-Bio-Mass-Balanced enviromentyl friendly alternative to fossil based. Same specificationand reaction in production process, no testing, but reducing the Product Carbon Footprint more than 100%, ISCC+ certified.
Butylglycol BMB 111-76-2 Butylglycol BMB, certified by ISCC+, strong in paints and varnishes, friendly to the enviroment, Product Carbon Footprint around 100%, no testing necessary, same product values as fossil based, but-envirometally friendly.
Butanol BMB 71-36-3 Butanol BMB, strong reduction of Product Carbon Foodprint and certified by ISSC+, used in many applications of Food, Case, Personal Care and Pharmaceutical, also same chemical characteristics as fossil based, no sampling necessary.

Circular Distilled products represent a paradigm shift in the chemical industry, emphasizing sustainability and circularity. These chemical products are recovered and reused through distillation and additional steps to remove impurities from chemical reactions, yielding a product of high quality similar to the original. Circular Distilled products are suitable for various technical applications, offering cost competitiveness and significant sustainability benefits, such as waste reduction and a lower carbon footprint. However, trace impurities may remain, so testing for the target application is recommended before use.



CIRCULAR DISTILLED

Product CAS Benefits
Acetic Acid 80% CD 64-19-7 Acetic Acid, is a premium recycled solvent that actively supports the circular economy, offering consistent chemical quality from continuous waste streams. With a significant carbon footprint reduction of 50–80% per metric ton, it plays a crucial role in environmental protection. With ISO 14001 certified operations, we ensuring the highest environmental management standards, while Acetic Acid itself is environmentally friendly and biodegradable. Versatile for both technical and medical applications, it stands as a sustainable solution for various industries.
Acetic Acid Glacial CD 64-19-7 Acetic Acid Glacial technical grade, with 99,5 % purity is a recycled solvent, used in this concentrated form for various industrial applications. Certified by ISO 14001 and provides significantly reduced product carbon footprint vs fossil based alternatives.
Isobutanol CD 78-83-1 Isobutanol, very similar with to 1-Butanol, main applications are as precursors to ester , varnishes, could also be used for Biofuels. Isobutanol for nature is one of the least toxic of the butanols. Also ISO 14001 certified and bringing the advantage of reduced CO2 due to the recycling process.
Acetone CD 67-64-1 Acetone , a common solvent and well known for nail polisher is more than that. Acetone - also as recycled product, could be used in various application, like resins, fats, oils, plastic adhesives and also for cleaning. Aceton recycled certified by ISO 14001 and reduced CO2
Acetonitrile CD 75-05-8 Acetonitrile is a high purity (99.8%) recycled product, delivering reduced product carbon footprint and avoiding of disposal through the recycling process. It is certified by ISO 1400. Used as a solvent in a variety of chemical processes and as conductive salts in double layer capacitors.
THF CD 109-99-9 Tetrahydrofuran (THF) is a high purity (99.8%) classified as a solvent which is used in adhesives and coatings,automotive care product, but also as a important precusor for Polytetrahydrofuran. Also helpful in various organic reaction. As a recycled product it helps to develop a better environmental, by avoiding chemical waste and saving CO2, as all from our recycled family certified by ISO 14001.
Toluene CD 108-88-3 Toluene recycled comparable to the fossil derived one, also as substitute for benzene. Belonging to the recycled family same attributes like certified by ISO 14001 and protecting environment by reducing CO2 and avoiding chemical waste
Monopropylene Glycol CD 57-55-6 MPG recycled, offers similar sustainability benefits as our Bio Based MPG, however small difference in specification so testing necessary. Recycled MPG reduces CO2 to protect the environment and prevents chemical waste and is certified by ISO 14001.
Dimethylformamid CD 68-12-2 DMF CD known as critical product seen by the EU, but with the recycled way it helps to reduced the chemical waste and reducing CO2 for the environmental. DMF CD is known as a solvent in a variety of industrial applications, including coatings, adhesives and the production of acrylic fibre. The recycling process is proofed by ISO 14001.



INNOVATIVE
NOVEL CHEMISTRY

Innovative products provide novel chemistry and alternative chemicals to replace more hazardous and toxic products, often classified as substances of very high concern (SVHC) by ECHA, and subject to strict regulations. We screen the market for suitable chemical alternatives for specific production processes, offering dosage advice and recommending sample testing. Additionally, we support the development of products based on new chemistry, incorporating the latest technical advances and alternative feedstocks for more sustainable and better-performing solutions. This development leverages existing research and requires thorough screening to confirm use cases, impacts, and dosage, presenting long-term advantages and enabling substitution away from more environmentally harmful chemicals.

Product CAS Benefits
Propylene Carbonate 108-32-7 Propylene Carbonate, is an environmentally friendly solvent solution with exceptional dissolving power, applicable across various industries. It promotes sustainability as a non-toxic and easily biodegradable option, serving as an alternative to substances of concern like dimethylformamide (DMF) listed as SVHC.
Cyrene 53716-82-8 Cyrene™ is a bio-based solvent that demonstrates circularity, sustain ability and safety at every stage of its life cycle. From fossil-free non-food feedstock, to its recyclability and end of life disposal, Cyrene™ is a safer and more sustainable alternative to traditional toxic petroleum-based solvents.
Toluene 108-88-3 Toluene is able to replace the more harmful and toxic benzene in many cases, with testing to confirm suitability and dosage rates for targetted applications.

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Emad Kakakhel
Group Director Sustainability
emad.kakakhel(at)oqema.com

Andrea Hillebrand
Sustainability Portfolio Manager
andrea.hillebrand(at)oqema.com

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