German company Evonik’s Coating & Adhesive Resins business line has launched a new range of sustainable liquid polybutadienes known as Polyvest eCO. The use of sustainably produced butadiene in the manufacture of this product line has been shown to reduce the use of fossil raw materials by up to 99.9%, it adds.
It is used as a raw material for adhesives and sealants in the automotive, electronics, and construction industries. In addition, it can be used as a liquid rubber additive in tyre production.
In their final form, the Polyvest eCO products have identical physiochemical properties to the fossil-based products. “The biggest advantage for our customers is that it is not necessary to adapt their existing formulations,” says Dr. Sara Liébana Viñas, Head of Technical Marketing for Reactive Sealants. “There is almost no easier way for our customers to reduce CO2 emissions.”
The Polyvest production facility in Marl had already received ISCC PLUS certifications at the beginning of the year. This means that they are certified on the basis of the mass balance approach. This ensures stringent sustainability principles such as social responsibility and high environmental standards.