Evonik obtains certification for biobased methacrylates
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Evonik obtains certification for biobased methacrylates

Expanding portfolio of certified VISIOMER Terra biobased methacrylate monomers as part of Evonik’s long-term climate mitigation strategy

  • By ICN Bureau | April 16, 2023
The bio-content of VISIOMER Terra methacrylate monomers is now certified by DIN CERTCO―the certification body of TÜV Rheinland Group―and will include the label “Certified Biobased Product.” DIN CERTCO certifies products using the C14 radiocarbon method and ASTM D 6866:2021 protocol instead of merely calculating the bio-content.
 
VISIOMER Specialty Methacrylates are among the most versatile and efficient building blocks of macromolecular chemistry. They serve a broad range of industries and applications and enable individual and sustainable effects for products in adhesives, paints and coatings, among others. Evonik focuses on customized and innovative solutions for replacing hazardous or harmful substances, facilitating weight reduction in composites and reducing carbon footprint.
 
VISIOMER Terra monomers contain up to 85 percent bio-content and must meet the highest performance requirements as well as have a low hazard potential. Expanding the portfolio of VISIOMER Terra biobased monomers is part of Evonik’s long-term strategy to protect the environment and mitigate climate change without compromising performance.
 
In addition to DIN CERTCO certification, VISIOMER Terra products are supported by detailed Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) according to ISO 14040/14044. LCAs are a critical tool assessing various environmental impacts of VISIOMER Terra Specialty Methacrylates throughout their production and support Evonik customers in benchmarking their own products.
 
“At Evonik we strive to minimize the environmental footprint of our own product while maximizing the handprint in the application. We are energized to develop products with superior sustainability benefits, so called next-generation solutions, in close collaboration with all partners along the value chain. For this purpose, we provide our customers with data from our Life Cycle Assessments”, says Alexander Kehl, Head of Specialty Methacrylates product line.
 
The portfolio of VISIOMER Terra products is expanding and includes biobased equivalents of well-known monomers as well as new structures from readily available, biobased feedstocks.

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