Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / SABIC Mt Vernon plant bags sustainability award
SABIC Mt Vernon plant bags sustainability award
Dec '13
SABIC received two awards for developing innovative and sustainable technologies at its Mt. Vernon, Ind., facility.

SABIC received the 2013 Sustainable Evansville Award for the development of a new process to recover and purify Sodium Nitrite, and the 2013 Most Valuable Pollution Prevention Award (MVP2) from the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) for advancing a safer and more efficient process for cleaning manufacturing equipment.

The two technologies significantly reduce greenhouse gas intensity, waste disposal, and energy and water usage, all of which are important factors for SABIC customers as they consider the environmental impacts of their products in the supply chain.

The two techniques developed at the Mt. Vernon facility are part of SABIC’s ongoing effort to help customers reduce the total environmental lifecycle impact of their products, while improving the sustainability of its operations and contributing to the environmental well-being of the communities in which it operates.

“For SABIC, sustainability is not just a ‘nice to do’ activity—it’s a cornerstone of our strategy. We continually seek ways to spur improvements in our industrial processes so that we can efficiently produce high-quality materials, while reducing the impact on the environment,” said Joe Castrale, SABIC’s Mount Vernon facility plant manager. “The Sodium Nitrite conversion and the new purge process have already delivered tangible sustainability benefits at the Mount Vernon site.”

Converting Waste into Useful Material

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke presented the Mount Vernon facility with the Air/Water 2013 Sustainable Evansville Award for an innovative technology.

“The Evansville Sustainability Awards recognize initiatives that protect the health and welfare of Evansville citizens and the environment,” said Lloyd Winnecke, Mayor of Evansville. “The substantial benefits afforded by SABIC’s new Sodium Nitrite process are directly in line with the goals and purpose of the program, and we are proud to honor SABIC for this impressive achievement.”

The new technology recovers and purifies sodium nitrite from a wastewater stream. The recovered compound can be reused and sold commercially, displacing the use of raw materials to manufacture virgin Sodium Nitrite. The new process delivers a number of sustainable improvements, including:

- Reducing GHG emissions generated at an off-site waste processing facility by 3,800 metric tons (compared to 2011 baseline)

- Reducing waste sent offsite by 3 million gallons (compared to 2011 baseline)

The Evansville Sustainability Awards are granted to individuals, businesses, schools, community organizations and government agencies that are leading the way to a more sustainable future for Southwest Indiana.

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2017

Government considering 100% FDI in single brand retail

The Government of India is looking at allowing 100 per cent foreign...

Courtesy: Walmart

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2017

Walmart to create 34,000 new jobs in the US

The world’s biggest retailer and also the biggest US private sector...

Courtesy: UN Department of Public Information

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2017

World economy expanded by just 2.2% in 2016: UN

The world economy expanded by just 2.2 per cent in 2016, the slowest...

Interviews View All

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search