LANXESS’ Oxone™ Potassium Monopersulfate Earns Raw Material Verification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 9 2020

LANXESS’ Oxone™ Potassium Monopersulfate Earns Raw Material Verification

Verified raw materials make it easier for manufacturers and private labelers to find safer, environmental-friendly, and high-quality ingredients 

Washington, DC / Pittsburgh, Pa. – LANXESS’ Oxone Potassium Monopersulfate has earned Green Seal verification for use in products certified to three Green Seal Standards: Sanitary Paper Products (GS1); Paper Products Used for Food Preparation (GS-18), and Food Service Packaging (GS-35).

Green Seal verification confirms that a raw material will meet the chemical-specific requirements of Green Seal’s stringent standards. Verified raw materials make it easier for manufacturers to identify safer, more environmentally sustainable, high-quality ingredients. “Transforming the market starts with clearly identifying sustainable options in the supply chain. Green Seal verification highlights suppliers whose materials meet the strict health and environmental requirements in our standards, ultimately encouraging production of more sustainable, third-party certified products in the marketplace,” said Doug Gatlin, CEO of Green Seal. “We are proud to award verification to LANXESS’ Oxone Potassium Monopersulfate.”

Oxone Potassium Monopersulfate is the first raw material verified by Green Seal for removal of wet strength resins in paper repulping. Historically, repulping aids have been chlorine-based. However, chlorine-based products can negatively impact repulping operations, degrade fiber quality, and pose environmental concerns from toxic organochlorine (AOX) generation. Oxone Potassium Monopersulfate is chlorine-free, meaning chlorine can be eliminated from the repulping process. Consequently, chlorinated by-products in the process wastewater can be significantly reduced or eliminated.

In addition to the environmental benefits, Oxone Potassium Monopersulfate offers efficient repulping and high-quality fiber characteristics. These characteristics have been quantified in an independent study recently peer-reviewed and published in the paper industry journal TAPPI.

Oxone Potassium Monopersulfate has been used for over 30 years in paper products such as tissue and towel paper, coffee filters and food packaging – products that often come into close contact with humans, highlighting the need for a raw material that is safer for human health.

Michael Hermann, business director actives at LANXESS, explains, "We at LANXESS value safety, health and innovative solutions. We are proud to receive the Green Seal raw material verification for our product Oxone as Green Seal is globally recognized and trusted for its health and environmental standards. With the raw material verification program, paper producers and other stakeholders along the value chain have an easy way to identify an ingredient that meets strict standards for safety and the environment – the same attributes Oxone brings to the paper industry.”

ABOUT GREEN SEAL’S VERIFICATION PROGRAM

Green Seal’s Verification program promotes transformation and transparency in the supply chain. Green Seal verification offers confirmation that raw materials, concentrates, formulas, or parent rolls are proven to meet the strict health and environmental criteria in Green Seal’s standards. All verified materials are listed in Green Seal’s public database - making it easier for formulators and private labelers to find safer, high-quality ingredients and supplies. Learn more about Green Seal’s Verification services and find verified supplies here.

ABOUT GREEN SEAL, INC.

Green Seal® is a global nonprofit organization with a mission to transform the economy for a healthier, greener world. Since 1989, Green Seal has applied rigorous standards for health, environmental sustainability and product performance to its certification programs to empower better purchasing decisions. Green Seal has certified thousands of products, services and spaces from hundreds of leading companies including 3M, Ecolab, Georgia Pacific, Hilton, Westin, Marriott and Staples, and is specified by countless schools, government agencies, businesses and institutions. Today, the Green Seal certification mark is a universal symbol that a product or service meets the highest benchmark of health and environmental leadership. Visit greenseal.org or connect with Green Seal on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

ABOUT LANXESS

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.8 billion in 2019. The company currently has about 14,300 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. For more information, visit www.lanxess.com.

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ABOUT GREEN SEAL

Green Seal® is a global nonprofit organization with a mission to transform the economy for a healthier, greener world. Since 1989, Green Seal has applied rigorous standards for health, environmental sustainability and product performance to its certification programs to empower better purchasing decisions. Green Seal has certified thousands of products, services and spaces from hundreds of leading companies including 3M, Ecolab, Georgia Pacific, Hilton, Westin, Marriott and Staples, and is specified by countless schools, government agencies, businesses and institutions. Today, the Green Seal certification mark is a universal symbol that a product or service meets the highest benchmark of health and environmental leadership. Visit GreenSeal.org or connect with Green Seal on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.