Celanese's ethylene-based VAM technology is listed by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation as an environmentally friendly technology


DALLAS & BEIJING – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global chemical and specialty materials company, today announced that its ethylene-based VAM technology has been recognized as a “green technology” in China for its low CO2 emissions and low energy consumption, low content of heavy components and high product quality. The name was recently announced at a press event in Beijing by the China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) in the Directory for Petrochemical Green Technology (2019 edition).

Harvey Zhao, senior director of Celanese's Asia Acetyl business, was invited to the press event and awards ceremony. Representing one of the award-winning companies, Zhao gave a speech on behalf of Celanese, introduced the ethylene-based VAM technology, and shared the company's ongoing efforts to ensure safety and the environment. Zhao commented, "Celanese will continue to adhere to our business principles of sustainable product development and will work with local governments and associations to actively participate in activities to further contribute to China's green development."

Celanese is one of the world's largest producers of ethylene-based VAM (vinyl acetate monomer), which advances this environmentally friendly technology for the manufacture of various types of polymer emulsions, which are base resins for paints, adhesives, paper coatings and water-based paints, for textile finishing. VAM can be polymerized in bulk, solution, suspension or emulsion.

The Petrochemical Green Technology Directory was organized, evaluated and compiled by CPCIF in 2018 with the support and guidance of the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China to promote the development and application of environmentally friendly technologies, but also plays a positive role in steering the Government and financial institutions in policy making. A total of 23 such technologies are included in the list directory, The revised 2019 edition will make a further contribution to the "green petrochemical industry" in China.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the manufacture of differentiated chemical solutions and specialty materials for most major industries and consumer applications. Our companies use the full breadth of Celanese's global chemical, technology and retail expertise to create value for our customers, employees, shareholders and the company. As we work with our customers to meet their key business needs, we strive to have a positive impact on our communities and the world through the Celanese Foundation. Celanese is based in Dallas and has approximately 7,700 employees Employees worldwide and had net sales of $ 7.2 billion in 2018. For more information about Celanese Corporation and its product offerings, visit www.celanese.com or on our blog at www.celaneseblog.com.