Episode 45: The Future of Sustainable Innovation with Ecovyst

How does one develop innovative products that meet customers’ needs while also having a positive impact on the environment? And how can businesses blend those two ideals into a financially beneficial outcome for everyone involved?

Today we’re continuing conversation we’ve started with Ecovyst last week. This time however, we’re focusing on the future of sustainable innovation as a whole, and how they carry it out in their business. Jumping right into the heart of the matter is today’s guest, Paul Robbins, Vice President for Silica Catalyst, Ecovyst’s sister company. Join us as we dive into the world of sustainable developments and the hugely impactful role Ecovyst is playing behind the scenes. 


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:00]Introducing the world of sustainable innovation
  • [01:14]Paul’s story and the origins of Ecovyst
  • [02:46]The impact of Covid-19 on the landscape and trajectory of Ecovyst
  • [05:05]What customers really look for when it comes to sustainable solutions
  • [07:55]Why Ecovyst’s products are essential
  • [10:12]On the outlook of plastics during and post-pandemic
  • [15:05]The future of plastics and how sustainability fits in
  • [18:02]The characteristics that set Ecovyst apart
  • [20:44]How some of Ecovyst’s products are being utilized
  • [24:28]On what’s next for Ecovyst