Two Korean BASF Sites are Now ISCC+ Certified for Adipic Acid and Polyamide 6.6
- 28-Mar-2023 1:44 PM
- Journalist: Sasha Fernandes
Two of BASF's manufacturing facilities in Asia have now achieved ISCC+ certification (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) after the Monomers business of BASF revealed its ambitious sustainability strategy in February 2023. The achievement of the certificates highlights the division's commitment to assisting clients in every region in achieving their unique sustainability goals. It shows that the division can provide Bio-Mass Balance (BMB) and ChemCycling products with comparable product performance and reduced CO2 emission to the product grades currently supplied from South Korea. This is the division's first ISCC+ certificate in the Asia-Pacific region.
Dr. Ramkumar Dhruva, President Monomers Division, BASF, stated that we have the potential to significantly contribute to BASF's sustainable transformation as well as the transformation of the numerous industries we serve as customers as a commodity business at the center of chemical production. These accreditations demonstrate our dedication to assisting our clients in growing their businesses sustainably. In order to adapt their portfolio to future requirements, we will continue to provide them with the appropriate solutions.
Claudia Huang, Senior Vice President of Monomers in Asia-Pacific, stated that this is a significant turning point in our quest for low-PCF (low product carbon footprint) production. Sustainability will be essential to our prosperity, and BASF is dedicated to actively and ethically setting the bar. The ISCC+-certified products provide base chemicals to a wide range of industries, including white goods, automotive, construction, textiles, packaging, and packaging.
The PCFs of Adipic Acid and Polyamide (PA) 6.6 have been shown to be reduced by at least 70% using the current BASF bio-mass balance method. By the end of 2024 and 2027, BASF expects to produce PA 6.6 and Adipic Acid in Asia-Pacific with net zero CO2 emissions.
In addition to the Onsan site, the Yeosu BASF production site has received ISCC+ certification for the production of Toluene Diisocyanate and Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate.
More than 200 products in the Monomers division are currently RedCert2, or ISCC+ certified. In the coming years, it intends to have additional Asian sites certified, and it will continue to expand the range of certified BMB products it offers to customers in the region.