MPL inks pact with Econic, UK for new Polyol Technology

Chennai, Manali Petrochemicals Limited (MPL) and Econic Technologies have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for introducing a more environment friendly, CO2 containing polyols, into the USD 28 billion global polyols market.
MPL has signed the MoU with Econic Technologies to scale their catalyst technology 
which would enable substitution of fossil based raw materials with captured waste CO2 in the production of polyols. 
The partnership involves MPL and Econic collaborating to scale the technology at MPL’s pilot plant in India. 
On successful completion, this will be followed by the introduction of the process to one of the production trains in MPL’s main plant. 

The shared intent is to bring CO2-containing polyols to MPL’s customers, a MPL release said. MPL Managing Director Muthukrishnan Ravi said “we are happy to be collaborating with Econic in testing and commercial development on this green initiative that is line with our vision of being a responsible corporate citizen.” Mr Ashwin Muthiah, Chairman of AM International, Promoter Group termed it as an important 
step in the right direction. Sustainability of raw material supply and protecting the environment is critical for future generations., he added. 
Econic Technologies CEO Keith Wiggins said “we are excited to begin working with the MPL team, the industry leader in India, to help them serve their vibrant and growing polyurethane market with sustainable CO2 containing polyols.”

(EW Correspondent)