Covestro's Newark polycarbonate compounding facility achieves ISCC PLUS certification

Covestro's Newark polycarbonate compounding facility achieves ISCC PLUS certification

Makrolon RE grades can contain up to 89 percent renewable attributed raw materials

  • By ICN Bureau | November 16, 2023

Covestro's Newark, Ohio, polycarbonate compounding facility has achieved ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) PLUS certification, increasing availability of the company's mass balanced polycarbonate products in the U.S.

This achievement comes on the heels of the certification of Covestro's Baytown, Texas, facility earlier this year and marks a major step forward in the path towards circularity for polycarbonates in the U.S.

Makrolon polycarbonate, which is compounded at Covestro's Newark facility, is a high-grade plastic used in the automotive, electronics and healthcare industries, among others.

With its ISCC PLUS certification, the site will now be able to manufacture Makrolon RE grades, which are renewable attributed products. RE grades are produced using existing infrastructure, can contain up to 89% attributed bio-circular raw materials and have the same physical characteristics of conventional Makrolon polycarbonate.

"This ISCC PLUS accreditation is an important milestone that offers added value to our customers and key industries," said Samir Hifri, chairman and president of Covestro LLC. "Covestro's polycarbonate production in the U.S. is now more sustainable – from sourcing and production in Baytown to compounding the polycarbonate in Newark. Our Makrolon® RE series is a preferred option for customers looking for solutions to reach climate goals."

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