BASF
Monomers division draws up “ambitious” sustainability roadmap / More than 200 products already certified under RedCert2 or ISCC-Plus
As part of its drive to achieve climate neutrality and net zero CO2 emissions across operations by 2050, BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany; www.basf.com) has drawn up what it calls an “ambitious sustainability roadmap” for its Monomers division.

The general direction of the project is to expand the group’s portfolio of products with a lower CO2 footprint and work toward providing a circular option in every major product line by 2025.

Parallel to this, the world’s largest chemical producer said its Monomers division will continue to prioritise technical optimisation as a means of curbing carbon emissions from operations.

“As a commodity business at the heart of chemical production, we have the potential to significantly drive the sustainable transformation of both BASF and the various customer industries we serve,” says division president Ramkumar Dhruva.

As he explains, net-zero greenhouse-gas-emission targets demand a new level of carbon transparency, and a product’s carbon footprint (PCF) is becoming a differentiating factor, even for commodities. To drive sustainability here, the division is pioneering a certified low-PCF option in all product lines by applying its mass balance approach.

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One example is Lupranat Zero, an MDI brand based on attributed renewable raw materials that has a PCF of zero. Another is the polyamide brand, Ultramid Cycled, for the textile industry. Here, chemically recycled feedstock from end-of-life tyres is used in production and attributed via a certified mass balance approach.

To date, the BASF Monomers division has a number of major sites and more than 200 products already certified under RedCert2 or ISCC-Plus. By the end of 2023, it aims to have additional sites certified and to continue to expand its portfolio of certified mass balanced products for its global customer base.
24.01.2023 Plasteurope.com [251957-0]
Published on 24.01.2023

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