Vencorex is proud to confirm the renewal of its ISO certifications for the chemical site of Pont-De-Claix (France): ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), ISO 50001 (energy) and ISO 450001 (health and safety)
Excellence & Responsibility are among the core Values of Vencorex. That is why being certified has always been a priority for the site employees.
Thanks to the strong commitment from our teams, we maintain high quality of standard and efficiency of our processes even in an unexpected context such as the covid-19 situation.

 

Vencorex organized its Global Safety Day on 8th of October.

The year 2020 is marked by unexpected events that have led us to put in place appropriate health measures to protect all Vencorex employees, partners and customers.

All teams took the opportunity of this day to celebrate very good safety results and above all realize that our behaviour to face existing risks remains essential.

Vencorex is really pleased to participate in Ravago Chemical Webinar organized on 23rd of September.

Our team will present Tolonate™ X F 800 : a new high performance polyisocyanate (14h25 – 14h50).

To register send your mail to communication@ravagochemicals.com

Innovation and value creation are our engines to satisfy our customer’s needs. With the expansion of our own product range by the high-performance isocyanates for 2K PU systems from #Vencorex, we offer you a diverse range of services and real benefits.

Let us have a closer look at two outstanding products:

Easaqua™ X D 870 is a ready-to-use hardener for 2K waterborne PU formulations especially designed for fast drying, aqueous flooring coatings showing low emissions, low odour and high gloss. It is a preferred hardener grade to formulate systems that comply with the German AgBB VOC emissions regulation.

Tolonate™ X F 800 is a low-viscosity, solvent-free, hydrophobic hardener, which gives the perfect balance between hardness and flexibility and provides excellent impact resistance, high scratch resistance and superior adhesion in 2K PU systems. Despite its hydrophobic nature, Tolonate™ X F 800 shows good compatibility in waterborne systems and can be used to improve the moisture resistance of the final coating.

Would you like to learn more about #Vencorex? Take part in Worlée’s Coating Web-Seminar on 16th of September 2020 : https://www.worlee.de/de/chemische-rohstoffe/worlee-coating-web-seminar/web-seminare-im-ueberblick/

 

Vencorex presents Hexachlorobenzene-free Isophorone diisocyanate (HCB-free IPDI).

For some decades, Isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) has been increasingly used in polyurethane chemistry applicable in many related industries, namely, coatings, adhesives, inks, and elastomers. Being a cycloaliphatic isocyanate with different reactivities between two isocyanate functions, IPDI does not only pertain high lightfastness as any aliphatic isocyanates, but it also provides  good selectivity in urethane reactions, leading to good control of polymeric chain length and consequently suitable mechanical & chemical properties.

Polyurethane materials based on IPDI are often related to human-contact applications; for example, inks for food packaging, adhesives for sport shoes, and top-coats for electronic appliances as well as wood furniture. Therefore, it is ideal to avoid any carcinogenic contaminants, even at ppm levels, such as notable contaminant hexachlorobenzene (HCB), which is difficult to totally eliminate in IPDI or polyurethane production.

Historically, HCB had many uses in agriculture; the major agricultural application for HCB used to be as a seed dressing for crops such as wheat, barley, oats, and rye to prevent growth of fungi. The use of HCB in such applications was banned in many countries in the 1970s due to concerns about adverse effects on the environment and human health. Today, it remains mostly as a by-product or impurity in some pesticides and other chemicals.

According to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, HCB is found to be hazardous for all living organisms and reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen leading to being banned for commercial usages globally. Its carcinogenicity has been addressed by many organizations, most recent by the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) of European Union as class 1B – H350 (May cause cancer). Consequently, prominent leather& textile associations and many related companies such as OEKO-TEX and Nike have restricted to 1 ppm maximum presence of total chlorinated benzene including HCB in the final products.

In response to the raising safety concerns, Vencorex ensures that its IPDI is free from this carcinogenic compound and can be recommended for food and human-contact applications.

Vencorex, as leading producer of aliphatic diisocyanates and their derivatives, is highly committed to offer safe and environmentally friendly products to its customers. To illustrate this, Vencorex was pioneering in launching Tolonate™ X FLO 100, a partially bio-based isocyanate derivative, in 2013, and since 2016 Vencorex has been rated with the Gold Medal from EcoVadis rewarding world class management system, sustainable development, and Corporate Social Responsibility.

For further information, do not hesitate to contact Vencorex via https://www.vencorex.com/contact-us/

 

Reference

  1. Website of Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, Archived at the Wayback Machine (2014)
  2. The US National Toxicology Program, Department of Health and Human Services, Report on Carcinogens, Fourteenth Edition (2016)
  3. Institut national de l’environnement industriel et des risques, Fiche de données toxicologiques et environnementales des substances chimiques: HEXACHLOROBENZÈNE (2011)
  4. Nike, CHEMISTRY PLAYBOOK, 2018
  5. Internationale Gemeinschaft für Forschung und Prüfung auf dem Gebiet der Textil- und Lederökologie, STANDARD 100 BY OEKO-TEX, 2019
  6. https://ecovadis.com

Vencorex is delighted to announce that it has obtained the CSR Gold Rating from EcoVadis for the fourth year in a row. It ranks Vencorex among the top 1% of the 55 000 companies rated by EcoVadis in 2019

This is the recognition of all the efforts that Vencorex teams are implementing in:

  • Safety: all Vencorex plants OHSAS certified and managed by process hazard analysis methodology; continuous safety training for all the employees and subcontractors.
  • Environment: rigorous management of environment and energy with ISO 14001 and ISO 50 001 certifications.
  • Development in environmentally-friendly solutions for Vencorex’ customers, such as low viscosity and partially bio-based Tolonate™ X FLO 100 for solvent-free polyurethane coatings and Easaqua™ products for waterborne polyurethane formulations.
  • Ethics and  responsibility: Code of conduct, Local social engagement…

“We are very proud to receive this award for the fourth year in a row. Through the continued implementation of its Core Values (Creativity, Open-mind, Responsibility and Excellence), Vencorex strengthens its commitment to sustainable development.” said Xavier Fournier CEO of Vencorex.

About EcoVadis : EcoVadis teams are experts enable to evaluate companies’ commitments and willingness dedicated to corporate social responsibility through 4 themes Environment, Labor Practices & Human Rights, Fair Business Practices, and Sustainable Procurement covering 21 criteria.

Vencorex is participating in the Western Coating Show, Las Vegas, USA 20-23 oct 2019

The WCS is a regional conference and trade show serving primarily, but not exclusively, Western USA and Canada. It aims to provide educational and networking opportunities for technical individuals involved in the development and manufacturing of coatings, their employers, and related venders in the Coatings Industry. The show includes a three-day technical program, a two-day tabletop exhibition, and opportunities for socializing and networking.

Visit us Booth 210 !

Vencorex is participating in the ABRAFATI Show , October  1-3, 2019 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This is the largest coating show in Brazil. This is an ideal platform to attend technical presentations and panel discussions on the latest technologies in the coatings industry.

The Vencorex team will be pleased to welcome you on M CASSAB Booth N°25.

Plan your visit!

 

Vencorex US has successfully upgraded their quality, environmental and safety certifications.

FreeportVencorex Freeport plant has successfully upgraded their processes to meet the requirements of the new

  • ISO9001:2015 standard for quality,
  • ISO14001:2015 standard for environmental,
  • ISO45001:2018 for safety.

“Iso qualification is key and mandatory for Vencorex plants. First for Vencorex workers to warrant their working condition, secondly to ensure that Vencorex processes are aligned with environmental rules and regulation and of course for our customers to provide them the best quality processes. We are really proud of this achievement” Explained Laurent Peyrot, Vice President Operation & Supply chain

Vencorex Thailand is really proud to get Green Industry Award Level 3 (Green System) from the Ministry of Industry.

This award recognizes Vencorex’s efforts in systematic environmental management with continuous monitoring and reviewing for improvement.