Awards 2019

Alve-One® solutions by Solvay: a new generation of sustainable chemical blowing agents

A cost-competitive foaming agent, Solvay’s Alve-One® is an efficient alternative to ADCA, or azodicarbonamide. PVC plastisols foamed with it emit no pungent gases. It allows faster time-to-market, lower logistic costs, and a more than 90% improvement in carbon footprint based on Lifecycle Analysis. Applications include flooring and artificial leather for the automotive industry as well as cables, cladding, foam sheets, pipes, footwear and packaging.