Covestro has appointed ALBIS as the distributor for its new RE portfolio of REnewable attributed products. The products in the new portfolio contain more sustainable counterparts to Covestro’s existing range of fossil-based resins, including Makrolon®, Bayblend® and Makroblend®.
As an ISCC PLUS-certified company, ALBIS is one of the first distribution partners of the new portfolio on the market.
By using attribution of bio-circular feedstock and renewable energy via a mass balance approach, the new products Makrolon® RE, Bayblend® RE and Makroblend® RE will have significantly lower carbon footprint than their fossil-based counterparts, will reduce resource depletion and promote use of alternative materials, thus strengthening the circular economy. According to a recent life cycle assessment (LCA), selected Makrolon® RE products have a zero carbon footprint, making them the world’s first climate-neutral1 polycarbonate.
Performance and quality hereby are not compromised because the physical, mechanical, thermal, optical, weathering and processing properties of RE resins are identical to conventional fossil-based resin and are a drop-in solution to meet the sustainability goals of plastics manufacturers and brand manufacturers worldwide. Regulatory listings valid for conventional products (e.g., healthcare approvals, flammability ratings, etc.) are also valid for the corresponding RE alternative.
Horst Klink, CEO at ALBIS, said: “Covestro’s RE portfolio is great news for the market in every sense of the word. It will serve as an attractive, sustainable solution for almost every conceivable application.
“It is a very valuable addition to our world-leading plastics portfolio. We are confident that with our international presence and technical expertise, we will more than justify the trust placed in us by Covestro.”
Achim Gustorf, VP Head of Engineering Plastics Distribution EMEA at Covestro, added: “We have been in a successful partnership for many years in which we have launched various highly innovative solutions.
“We are convinced that together we will now open a new chapter with our brand new RE product series as part of our more sustainable portfolio marketed through ALBIS.”
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1climate-neutral cradle to gate certified reviewed Life Cycle Analysis available, considering biogenic carbon uptake, without unrelated offsetting measures