New EU Environmental Standards for the Industrial Production of Large Volume Organic Chemicals

New emissions and efficiency standards will help national authorities to lower the environmental impact of the 3,200 installations that produce Large Volume Organic Chemicals (LVOC) and represent 63% of the EU’s entire chemical industry. The new specifications were set taking into consideration the Best Available Techniques whose conclusions were published in the European Union Official Journal earlier in December. LVOC have a major role in everyday life as these installations convert refinery products and other raw materials into large-quantity chemical intermediates that are needed to produce rubber, PVC and other plastics as well as organic fine chemicals such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals and paints.

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