WASHINGTON, DC - Cook Composites and Polymers Co. is the recipient of the 2009 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for Designing Greener Chemicals. Each year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers the program on behalf of the White House. The challenge recognizes individuals, companies and technologies that incorporate sustainable chemistry into their product formulations, manufacture and end use. The award was jointly presented to Cook Composites and Polymers (CCP) and Procter & Gamble Chemicals (P&G), based on the Chempol® MPS technology that was developed and commercialized through collaborative efforts.
Chempol MPS is a Sefose®-based alkyd resin technology that enables formulation of paints and coatings with significantly less VOC's than traditional solvent-borne alkyd coatings. Chempol MPS alkyd resins are specially formulated to perform similarly to petroleum-based polymers while delivering both an improved environmental profile and an enhanced consumer usage experience.
"CCP is proud of this technological breakthrough. We appreciate the close working relationship with P&G Chemicals, which allowed us to combine their Sefose technology with our chemistry and formulation expertise. This collaboration was instrumental in the development of this green product solution", said Ken Moran, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CCP.