About achieving performance with natural means
In the past few years, we have registered a trend towards an increasing utilization of bio-plastics. One reason is a rise in public interest concerning nature conservation, resulting in stricter government regulations. Another decisive reason is the interest of companies to free themselves from the dependence on dwindling crude oil resources.
Based on castor oil
- Saving fossil fuels
- No issue in debate about “food vs. fuel”
- Support in achieving the sustainability targets
- DIN and USDA certified
Life Cycle Assessments
In order to quantify the sustainability of new bio-based products against existing products, detailed life cycle assessments (LCA) have been conducted. At Evonik, a team of LCA practitioners has been certified to conduct LCAs. For polymers, the scope generally chosen is the “the cradle-to-factory gate” (hence pellets) approach and focus is currently placed on determining the global warming potential, the so-called carbon footprint (CO2eq).
Employing products derived from biomass is becoming one of the most important methods in which companies and corporations can meet their sustainable development goals and ambitions. Hereby, VESTAMID® Terra supports the reduction in finite fossil fuel usage (especially naphtha) by using renewable resources.