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DyStar Receives UK Green Chemistry Award

Germany-based DyStar recently received the United Kingdom Green Chemistry Award for industrial companies at an awards ceremony in London. The award was presented to staff at DyStars Cheadle site in recognition of the outstanding efficiency of Procion XL+ reactive dyes. The Green Chemistry Network, whose members include the Royal Society of Chemistry, has awarded this prize for the first time to encourage young scientists and companies in the United Kingdom to focus on environmentally compatible alternative chemicals. According to Mike Lancaster, manager, Green Chemistry Network, such products are often less expensive and more efficient than conventional products and processes that are far less environmentally desirable. BASF spent more than four years developing the Procion XL+ reactive dyes, which are dyes for exhaust dyeing of cotton. The dyes are now marketed by DyStar, following the merger of the two companies textile dyes businesses.

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