In 1993, Hoechst Celanese began supplying a new product called Sulform. This product is a blend of two co-product materials that are produced at the Bishop Facility. Up to this point, these materials have been disposed of by deepwell injection since a market for these materials had not been found. By combining these materials and demonstrating by analysis that Sulform could be used in certain chemical processes, a market has been developed. Shipments have begun to our first customer
Other materials like ours are being disposed of by other plants and companies, but by combining these streams a successful new product has been developed for this plant.
Sale of this material will eliminate the disposal of these streams at Hoechst Celanese and take the place of other previoulsy purchased raw materials at the customer's site. The total waste reduction volume is 16,000 tons per year. SARA waste reduction is negligible. Waste reduction will also take place at the site of the customer since the production volume requirements for the previous raw material will be decreased as a result of the consumption of Sulform. The sale of a similar co-product material that is currently stored in surface impoundments will hasten the emptying and closure of these impoundments at the Bishop facility.
Details of Reductions
Additional Information :
Reduction of disposal costs.