Nippon Shokubai acquires ISCC Plus certification for various products
The certification enables the company to establish a system to manufacture and market certified products using biomass-derived raw materials allocated by the mass balance method and to offer a wide range of products with low environmental impact
- By ICN Bureau
| February 21, 2023
NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO. LTD. has acquired ISCC PLUS certification for 19 products including acrylic acid, superabsorbent polymers (hereinafter “SAP”) and ethylene oxide produced at its Himeji Plant and Kawasaki Plant.
The certification enables us to establish a system to manufacture and market certified products using biomass-derived raw materials allocated by the mass balance method and to offer a wide range of products with low environmental impact.
The Nippon Shokubai Group has developed a global supply system for SAP (water-absorbent material for disposable diapers) and acrylic acid (a raw material for SAP), and has the largest production capacity in Japan for ethylene oxide (a raw material for polyester fiber and detergents). As a responsible supplier of these products, in addition to the above initiatives, Nippon Shokubai is also engaged in the development of a new acrylic acid manufacturing process using 100% biomass derived from natural products and joint study with other companies for manufacturing and marketing ethylene oxide derivatives using biomass raw materials.
Aiming to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the Nippon Shokubai Group will implement the transformation outlined in the Group’s long-term vision and mid-term management plan and contribute to increasing customer value and realizing a sustainable society.