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P2 Recognition Award - Cognis Corp.

Robert E. Borgerding
Cognis Corporation
4900 Este Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45232

Re: Recognition of PMN P-07-200 as 2008 New Chemicals Program
Pollution Prevention (P2) Recognition Award Recipient

Dear Mr. Borgerding:

It is a special honor for me to congratulate you for commencing manufacture of a chemical with particular merit for its potential to prevent pollution in the environment. The above-referenced Premanufacture Notice (PMN), which you submitted under section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and for which you have submitted a Notice of Commencement, is being recognized for its "pollution prevention" (P2) potential.

The Agency acknowledges submitters of innovative new chemicals which are selected for recognition by the New Chemicals Program P2 Recognition Project because they promote source reduction as well as safety goals, in particular when the innovative chemistries substitute for existing chemicals posing greater risks. EPA has selected your company for this recognition for the following reasons: Dehyquart L-80 is a anti-static/conditioner used in fabric softeners that is biodegradable and less toxic to fish and other aquatic life than other cationic surfactants. Dehyquart L-80 is an 80% active material that uses propylene glycol to reduce viscosity. Traditionally fabric softeners are based on cationic chemistries that are not as readily biodegradable and that contain a VOC such as ethanol to control viscosity.

Since limited information on this new chemical is currently available to EPA, I would like to request that you keep EPA informed of the commercial success of this substance. Please submit any new information that you consider helpful in this context and any new toxicity data that becomes available to the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Document Control Office, EPA East Building, 1201 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room #6428, Washington, D.C. 20004, (202) 564-8930. Again, I congratulate Cognis Corporation on your efforts.



Wendy Cleland-Hamnett
Acting Director
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics


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