CHARLOTTE, NC - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Clariant its New Chemicals Program P2 Recognition Project Award for the company’s Exolit® OP 560, a new-generation, non-halogenated flame retardant. The product is made by Clariant’s Pigments and Additives Division for polyurethane foams in automotive, furniture and consumer applications.
This is the second time in two years that Clariant has won the EPA honor, given to products that offer innovative chemistry and significant pollution prevention potential.
EPA gave only four P2 Recognition awards this year. Award winners are selected from among all new chemicals submitted to the agency for registration and for which manufacturing or import commenced in the United States during 2008.