Celanese Corporation said it recently signed a memorandum of understanding for a long-term commercial agreement with Anhui Wanwei Group Co., Ltd., (Wanwei), based in Chaohu, China, to supply Wanwei with Celanese’s green technology-based, ethylene-based vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) to support approximately 50 percent of the company’s captive product needs in the manufacture of chemicals, fibers, and new material in Anhui Province, China.
Under the terms of the agreement, Celanese will supply Wanwei with its ethylene-based VAM, which has been recognized by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) as an environmentally sustainable product.
Celanese’s ethylene-based VAM was recently awarded the designation as a “Green Technology” in China for its low carbon emissions, low energy consumption, low content of heavy components and high product quality.
The designation by the CPCIF was listed in the Directory for Petrochemical Green Technology 2019 Edition.
“Celanese is pleased to supply Wanwei with a quality VAM product that exemplifies the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainable product development and environmental protection,” said Florian Kohl, VP of Celanese’s VAM, Emulsion & Redispersible Powders businesses. “As the world’s largest producer of vinyl acetate monomer, Celanese is advancing green technologies used in the production of various emulsion polymers that not only meet stringent environmental regulations but also help our customers meet their sustainability goals and product expectations. Celanese will continue to adhere to our sustainability-focused business principles and will work together with local governments and associations to actively contribute to ‘green’ product development.”