ICL Discovers New Uses for Waste Compounds with Better Data Connections  

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Finding new uses for waste chemicals not only promotes sustainable R&D practices, it also turns a cost-driver into a value-generator. ICL, a global manufacturer of products based on unique minerals, needed to identify new applications for their manufacturing waste compounds as part of the company’s circular economy strategy.

“We wanted to find commercially sustainable uses for our byproducts, helping to reduce waste and make our production processes more efficient,” explains Aviad Karniel, Operations Manager for ICL’s Central R&D Facility. “We needed a research solution that would generate answers quickly.”

Repurposing chemicals first requires finding strong application leads from among vast amounts of research. CAS provided the data connections necessary to efficiently discover relevant insights across seemingly unrelated scientific disciplines and enable the exploration of previously unknown applications of similar compounds in a very short time.

See how ICL scientists were able to analyze the world’s largest curated collection of chemistry data to quickly identify new applications for 75% of the targeted waste products.

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