BASF Introduces Environmentally Certified Isocyanates and Polyamides
BASF Introduces Environmentally Certified Isocyanates and Polyamides

BASF Introduces Environmentally Certified Isocyanates and Polyamides

  • 12-Mar-2024 6:10 PM
  • Journalist: Patrick Knight

BASF has achieved a significant milestone in its sustainability journey by including its MDI production site in Geismar, Louisiana, USA, among its ISCC PLUS and REDcert2 certified plants. This achievement enables BASF to offer locally manufactured ISCC PLUS and/or REDcert2 certified isocyanates and polyamides to its global clientele. Dr. Ramkumar Dhruva, President of the Monomers division, reiterated the company's dedication to driving sustainable practices across its divisions and the industries it serves. He underscored BASF's ongoing efforts to enhance its product lineup to align with stringent sustainability criteria.

The certification of BASF's facilities worldwide empowers the company to support customers in attaining their sustainability goals by providing environmentally friendly alternatives. Dr. Dhruva expressed contentment with the establishment of a framework to deliver certified, sustainable isocyanate solutions manufactured in the United States, catering specifically to American clientele. In January, BASF's monomers unit pledged to develop recycling options across major product lines by 2025, and within a remarkably short timeframe, significant strides have been taken towards fulfilling this commitment.

As of February 2024, approximately 70% of BASF's extensive product portfolio, encompassing isocyanates, polyamides, glues, resins, precursors, and inorganic products, can be chemically recycled or offered as biomass balance variants, LowPCF products, or even ZERO variants, which emphasize minimal emissions and renewable sourcing. The division now presents a total of 345 certified sustainable product alternatives across diverse customer sectors, including food packaging, textiles, automotive, construction, and wood adhesives.

In tandem with expanding its range of sustainable product offerings, BASF's Monomers division remains at the forefront of innovation with initiatives such as polyol recycling. The division continuously develops proprietary technologies aimed at fostering sustainability across various industries. A notable addition to its repertoire is loopamid®, an innovative solution designed to enhance circularity in the fashion sector by recycling polyamide 6-based textile waste. This groundbreaking technology facilitates the transformation of used fibers and materials into new yarn through multiple cycles, preserving the material properties of conventional virgin polyamide.

BASF is committed to forging a sustainable future through innovative chemistry. Our approach integrates economic prosperity with environmental stewardship and social accountability. With approximately 112,000 employees worldwide, the BASF Group collaboratively drives the success of our customers across diverse sectors and nearly every corner of the globe. Our diverse portfolio encompasses six key segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions. The company's shares are publicly traded on the Frankfurt stock exchange under the symbol "BAS" and as American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) under the ticker "BASFY" in the United States.

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