BASF gets REDcert2 certification for its production site in Rokuromi, Japan

BASF gets REDcert2 certification for its production site in Rokuromi, Japan

Rokuromi is the first BASF site in Japan capable of producing biomass balanced acrylic dispersions

  • By ICN Bureau | February 22, 2023

BASF’s Rokuromi site in Japan has received REDcert2 certification after undergoing an independent third-party audit. This certification enables BASF to offer customers certified low CO2 variant dispersions via the biomass balance (BMB) approach, with identical performance to comparable fossil-based dispersions.

Manufacturers are looking to reduce their CO2 emissions to help create a better and more sustainable future. Moreover, increasing awareness among end consumers across many different industries has led to growing demand for low-carbon footprint products, especially in the paints and packaging industries. BASF’s BMB products are catering to this demand, replacing fossil feedstock with renewable raw materials at the very first stage of the chemical production process.

“We are delighted to announce that Rokuromi is the first BASF site in Japan capable of producing BMB acrylic dispersions. This is our third site under BASF’s Dispersions business unit in Asia Pacific to become BMB-certified, following our production facilities in China in 2020 and in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia in 2022. Japan is one of our key markets and Japanese consumers have a high awareness of sustainable products. And therefore, enabling our site in Japan to deliver REDcert2 certified low CO2 dispersions is a key step to better serve our customers there,” said Bir Darbar Mehta, Senior Vice President, Dispersions & Resins Asia Pacific at BASF.

Mainly supporting businesses in Japan, the Rokuromi site includes a state-of-the-art R&D laboratory and an application center as well as production facilities. It serves customers in the fields of architectural coatings, construction solution applications, and packaging. Rokuromi is a comprehensive setup that offers customers complete one-stop solutions, from innovation development to operational support. “BMB products are ideal solutions for our customers because they give them the ability to lower their CO2 footprints without compromising on quality or performance. With so many of our customers looking to reduce their CO2 emissions, we have enjoyed strong interest in our BMB product portfolio and received plenty of positive feedback,” said Tomochika Ishiyama, Business Director of BASF’s Dispersions business in Japan.

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