• Innovation and maximisation of production processes

In regard to the consumption of solvents used as process ingredients, the following graphic illustrates the production increase realised in 2010 through absolute growth in the absolute consumption of solvents. Specific consumption has remained unchanged from the previous year, while there was a nearly 5% improvement from 2008.
By 2013, it is expected that its use in production processes will be further reduced by another -5% from 2009 levels, for a total of -9% from 2008, by extending the use of technologies that use less solvents and solvent free technologies.

SOLVENT COSUMPTION
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Following the installation and activation of catalytic abatement plants at certain production sites, the estimated quantity of volatile organic substances released in the atmosphere in 2010 was significantly lower than the aforementioned consumption of 3,000 tonnes.