Often during the API manufacturing process, significant amounts of waste by-products and pollutants are generated. It has been estimated that 80% of this waste can be traced back to solvents (Roger Sheldon, ChemTech, 1994).
Solvent selection is crucial in eliminating the environmental burden associated with API manufacture.
“IMCD’s Greener Solvents Seminar showed us alternative solvents that we were not aware of”
Managing Director, Biopharma
The first step in the journey is our Greener Solvents seminar, which is delivered free of charge to you and your team. In the session, we present alternatives to some of the potentially toxic or environmentally harmful solvents commonly used in chemical synthesis today.
In turn, we are continuing to expand our own portfolio of speciality solvents to include raw materials that are derived from renewable feed stocks, have lower toxic potential or require less energy during manufacturing.