08/21/2017

VIO Chemicals announces its membership in SusChem Switzerland

VIO Chemicals joins SusChem Switzerland in support of a competitive, innovative and sustainable chemical industry

Zurich, 21 August 2017 - VIO Chemicals announces its membership in SusChem Switzerland, the Swiss national arm of the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem ETP). SusChem is a European Commission supported initiative that aims to revitalize and inspire European chemistry and biotechnology research, development and innovation in a sustainable way.

VIO Chemicals shares SusChem Switzerland’s vision for a robust and sustainable Swiss chemical industry. Currently, chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech sectors account for 41% of total national exports . The Swiss growth strategy is largely driven by an emphasis on constant innovation and internationalism. By joining SusChem Switzerland, VIO Chemicals declares its openness to share its expertise and form synergies with national and European stakeholders to promote the use of sustainable chemistry, and joins the debate about the role of the chemical industry as a solutions provider to global societal challenges.

Smart specialization, innovative technologies for high performance materials, sustainable industrial processes and control are key drivers to the competitiveness of the European chemical industry. VIO Chemicals strives to be at the forefront of science and technology by continuous investment in its people and infrastructure, use of advanced process technologies to achieve more flexible, scalable and efficient R&D and manufacturing capabilities, as well as by sustainable use of its resources and waste to minimize its health, energy and environmental impact.

As a member of SusChem Switzerland, VIO Chemicals stands next to major players of the Swiss Life Sciences sector, such as INEOS, Lonza, CimArk, ETH Zurich and the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS). By joining SusChem Switzerland, VIO Chemicals aspires to promote the national chemical industry priorities to the European policy agenda, become an integrated member of a European collaborative network of knowledge and competence, and contribute to a dynamic innovation and industrial eco-system as part of the Europe 2020 strategy for an inclusive European economy.

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