Richmond, VA (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
Afton Chemical Corporation honored with the American Chemistry Council’s 2012 Responsible Care® Energy Efficiency Award.
Member companies who participate in the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Responsible Care® program subscribe to the highest standards of operational excellence in health, safety, the environment, and sustainability. The ACC recognizes Responsible Care® companies for specific areas of achievement.
Afton Chemical is honored to receive the energy efficiency award in the category entitled, “Significant Improvement in Manufacturing – Plant Site.” Afton’s Port Arthur, Texas plant received the award that recognizes “technical innovations, creative projects, or novel procedures.” By making logistical changes in 2011, the Port Arthur plant was able to achieve significant energy savings.
ACC’s Energy Team that is headed by Dr. James Eggebrecht, professor of engineering and Director of the Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University selected Afton’s Port Arthur energy project in a competition that included nominations from other member companies. The award was announced at the ACC’s 21st Responsible Care Conference and Expo in Hollywood, Florida.
Additional information on Afton and Responsible Care® is available on the company's website.
Afton Chemical Corporation - part of the NewMarket Corp. (NYSE: NEU) family of companies, develops and manufactures petroleum additives that help fuels burn cleaner and more efficiently, engines run smoother, and machines last longer. We offer performance fuels and refinery chemicals, such as gasoline performance additives, diesel fuel additives, lubricity improvers, and cold flow improvers; driveline products, such as automotive gear oil and automatic transmission fluid; engine oil additives, such as passenger car engine, heavy duty diesel engine, and railroad and marine diesel engine oils; industrial products, such as antiwear and R&O hydraulic oils, industrial specialty chemicals, industrial gear oils, and grease. The company supports global operations through regional headquarters located in Asia Pacific, EMEAI, Latin America and North America. Afton Chemical Corporation is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. For more information, visit AftonChemical.com