Solvay reports that its Alve-One foaming product has received an environmental award.

The Pierre Potier Prize is awarded to chemical products that support sustainable development, the company said.

Alve-One is a range of foaming agents based on functionalized sodium bicarbonate that has been developed for use in thermoplastic foams. They can be used as an alternative to potentially hazardous or toxic blowing agents as well as expandable microspheres, according to Solvay.