iSUSTAIN™ Alliance Launched to Promote Green Chemistry Awareness

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Beyond Benign Foundation, Cytec Industries Inc. and Sopheon announced today that they have formed the iSUSTAIN Alliance to promote Green Chemistry awareness in the global chemical industry.

The alliance has launched a website, www.isustain.com, which allows chemical manufacturers and users to track their progress in developing greener products over time. They will be able to assess the sustainability of new products using a systematic approach, which is both comprehensive and simple, to help shape the formulation of these products. The site allows companies to test their green product attributes and give each product an iSUSTAIN Green Chemistry Index rating which will be independently verifiable through a certification process.

The academic community will be able to use the iSUSTAIN application free of charge, while company users will pay a small subscription fee. An advisory board for the Alliance will be established in the coming months, which will include representation from the website’s user community.

“As a non-profit organization dedicated to green chemistry education, we are excited to be involved with the iSUSTAIN Alliance. This new tool is long overdue and will be invaluable not only to industrial chemists designing safer processes and products, but also as a resource for students, educators and the designers of the next generation of molecules and materials,” said John C. Warner, President of Beyond Benign and the President and Chief Technology Officer of the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry.

“Sustainability is a major strategic focus for a growing number of our customers,” said Andy Michuda, Chief Executive Officer of Sopheon. “Many of them are already using our software and services to support their efforts to create and produce more environmentally friendly products. Our participation in the iSUSTAIN Alliance provides us with a unique opportunity to further our commitment toward helping product innovators in the global chemical industry achieve their social, environmental and business goals.”

“Cytec has been seeking ways to become more sustainable on many fronts including energy, packaging, safety and product design. We use the iSUSTAIN product and process design tool to assist in these sustainability efforts,” said Martin Court, Vice President for Research and Development, Cytec Specialty Chemicals.

For more information on how to access the iSUSTAIN™ Green Chemistry Index please contact Ron Helgeson at ron.helgeson@sopheon.com or (952) 851-7585.

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About Beyond Benign Foundation
Beyond Benign is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable science in order to create an environmentally, socially and economically prosperous world. Driven by the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry, a universal sustainable approach to science, we create tools, opportunities and partnerships to support the implementation of community involvement initiatives, workplace training, cooperative programs and K-12 education resources. For more information, please visit www.beyondbenign.com.

About Cytec Industries Inc.
Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE:CYT) delivers specialty chemicals and materials technologies beyond our customers’ imagination. Our focus on innovation, advanced technology and application expertise enables us to develop, manufacture and sell products that change the way our customers do business. These pioneering products perform specific and important functions for our customers, enabling them to offer innovative solutions to the industries that they serve. Our products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace composites, structural adhesives, automotive and industrial coatings, chemical intermediates, electronics, inks, mining and plastics. For more information, please visit www.cytec.com.

About Sopheon
Sopheon (LSE:SPE) is an international provider of product lifecycle management software and services that improve the business impact of product innovation. Sopheon’s solutions automate and govern the innovation process, enabling companies to increase revenues and profits from new products. The company’s offerings are used by industry leaders throughout the world. Sopheon is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange and on the Euronext in the Netherlands. For more information, please visit www.sopheon.com.

Contacts

Beyond Benign
John Pyers, 978-229-5452
or
Cytec Industries
Public Relations:
Sherry Sutton Anderson, 973-357-3266
or
Investor Relations:
David Drillock, 973-357-3249
or
Sopheon
Ron Helgeson, 952-851-7585

Release Summary

New alliance launched to promote Green Chemistry awareness and enable chemical companies to develop more environmentally friendly products and services

Contacts

Beyond Benign
John Pyers, 978-229-5452
or
Cytec Industries
Public Relations:
Sherry Sutton Anderson, 973-357-3266
or
Investor Relations:
David Drillock, 973-357-3249
or
Sopheon
Ron Helgeson, 952-851-7585