Pivoting to the Future – The challenges for an established hydrocarbons based business to transition to a sustainable product portfolio

18 March 2024 17:00-18:00, United Kingdom

HCS Group is a leading international supplier of high-value hydrocarbon speciality solutions. It was formed from two of the oldest chemical producers in the world, Haltermann and Carless. The HCS Group produces a wide variety of speciality hydrocarbons and solvents for the pharmaceutical, construction, cooling, outdoor power equipment, mobility, aerospace, fuel additives and the paints, coatings & adhesives industries.
In this webinar, Suwanie Thakrar, Technical Services & Development Manager at HCS Group, will discuss the challenges involved with transitioning well established work-horse businesses to sustainable solutions, and the strategic challenges faced by many mid-sized companies, especially in the chemicals industry. Taking the, on the surface, simple example of replacing a current fossil-based solvent with a bio-based solvent, Suwanie will show how the ‘stars’ need to align for an existing business to pivot to new, more sustainable products. Technical performance, customer and market approvals and economic investment case all need to be justified at the same time as showing a carbon footprint reduction and a compliance with all the mandatory and voluntary ESG schemes.
This online meeting is open to all and there is no charge. A Q&A session will follow the presentation and the meeting will be recorded for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s YouTube page.

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