BASF Launches Chemically Recycled Products in US Markets
BASF Launches Chemically Recycled Products in US Markets

BASF Launches Chemically Recycled Products in US Markets

  • 22-Feb-2024 11:49 AM
  • Journalist: Robert Hume

BASF is utilizing its extensive global expertise in chemical recycling, employing pyrolysis technology known as ChemCycling, to introduce International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus certified "Ccycled" materials sourced from the BASF TotalEnergies Petrochemicals facility located in Port Arthur, Texas.

This facility operates as a joint venture between BASF and TotalEnergies, with a ownership split of 60/40 respectively, with TotalEnergies headquartered in France. According to BASF, the recycled feedstock is attributed to advanced recycled building blocks generated through a mass balance approach. These building blocks find application in numerous BASF products manufactured in the United States, including super absorbent polymers, engineered plastics, and polyurethanes.

As a trailblazer in advanced recycling, BASF is leveraging its expertise, innovation, and collaborative partnerships across the value chain to foster a more circular economy for plastics. By incorporating recycled raw materials at the outset of the chemical value chain, plastic waste transitions into a valuable resource, contributing to environmental preservation, societal welfare, and economic growth.

BASF underscores the importance of advanced recycling as a complementary solution to mechanical recycling, enabling the utilization of more end-of-life plastics, particularly those unsuitable for mechanical recycling due to technological, economic, or ecological constraints. Such plastics encompass those with residues and mixed plastic fractions.

The new products derived from advanced recycling exhibit identical properties to those manufactured using fossil-derived building blocks. Customers can seamlessly integrate Ccycled products into their downstream operations, treating them in the same manner as conventionally manufactured products. These products find application across diverse sectors, including high-performance packaging and demanding industries such as automotive and construction.

Headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, BASF Corp. serves as the North American arm of BASF SE, based in Ludwigshafen, Germany. With approximately 16,000 employees in North America, BASF reported sales of $25.7 billion in 2022, reflecting its significant presence and economic impact in the region.

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, serves as the North American arm of BASF SE, based in Ludwigshafen, Germany. With around 16,000 employees, BASF North America achieved sales of $25.7 billion in 2022. Committed to creating chemistry for a sustainable future, BASF integrates economic success with environmental stewardship and social accountability. Globally, over 111,000 BASF Group employees support customer success across diverse sectors and nearly every nation. BASF's portfolio encompasses six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care, and Agricultural Solutions, contributing to its 2022 sales of €87.3 billion. BASF shares trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the US.

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