Lanxess introduces new sustainable ion exchange resin for water softening

Lanxess introduces new sustainable ion exchange resin for water softening

Lewatit S 1567 Scopeblue as an ecological alternative

  • By ICN Bureau | April 29, 2024

Lanxess is adding Lewatit S 1567 Scopeblue to its portfolio of sustainably produced ion exchange resins. The strongly acidic cation exchange resin, which the specialty chemicals company produces in a solvent-free process, is used for softening drinking water in industrial plants and in standard household filter cartridges. Lewatit S 1567 Scopeblue is characterized by its high resistance to disinfectants.

Lanxess uses the Scopeblue label for particularly sustainable products. The monomer used in Lewatit S 1567 Scopeblue is styrene, which is derived from renewable or waste-based feedstocks, namely tall oil fatty acids. This makes it possible to replace more than 90 percent of fossil raw materials and reduce the CO2 footprint by up to 76 percent compared with conventionally produced resins.

Dr. Stefan Neufeind, Head of Technical Marketing at LPT, explains: “With our new Scopeblue products, we are for the first time offering ion exchange resins with a significantly improved carbon footprint, underlining our role as a pioneer in climate-friendly solutions. In addition to the usual high product quality, we offer our customers a concrete sustainability benefit and thus also a competitive advantage.”

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