FRANKFURT/HELSINKI - The HCS Group (Haltermann Carless Solutions), a leading global manufacturer of hydrocarbon and chemical specialty products, and Neste, a leading producer of renewable fuels, are establishing a preferred partnership for renewable distillate products. Using its patented NEXBTL technology, Neste will supply Haltermann Carless with renewable components, which will be further processed into new, customized bio-products for various industrial applications.

The renewable downstream products are sustainable and biodegradable, and also have a low sulphur and aromatic content. Renewable distillates can be used in various applications such as metalworking fluids, coatings, printing inks, lubricants, water treatment, detergents, hydraulics and cosmetics.

"Our NEXBTL products are ideal for the chemical industry because no modifications are needed for existing processes and significant environmental benefits can be achieved," explains Kaisa Hietala, Neste’s Executive Vice President, Renewable Products. “This collaboration is an important step to growing our foothold in the chemical industry, where the demand for renewable components is increasing.”