Dow announces bio-based Nordel REN EPDM at DKT 2024

Dow announces bio-based Nordel REN EPDM at DKT 2024

Latest addition to Dow’s growing portfolio of sustainable materials aims to help automotive, infrastructure and consumer industries lower their Scope 3 emissions

  • By ICN Bureau | July 05, 2024

Dow announced at the German Rubber Conference (DKT) 2024 the launch of NORDELREN Ethylene Propylene Diene Terpolymers (EPDM), a bio-based version of Dow’s EPDM rubber material that goes into automotive, infrastructure and consumer applications.

A key component of automotive weatherseals and hoses, Dow aims to support not just the automotive industry in achieving its sustainability goals with the launch of NORDEL REN EPDM, but as EPDM also goes into building profiles, roofing membranes, wire and cable, among others, NORDEL REN EPDM can help the decarbonization of building and construction and more.

“At Dow, we recognize the necessity to support our customers in their decarbonization journeys, as we drive towards our own carbon neutrality,” said Zshelyz Lee, Global Automotive Plastics Circularity Team Leader. “With our commitment to deliver 3 million metric tons per year of circular and renewable solutions by 2030, we are proud to bring NORDEL™ REN EPDM as the newest offering to help our customers achieve their ambitious sustainability goals and create a better tomorrow.”

The plant-based EPDM will be made through an ISCC PLUS certified mass balance system which traces the flow of bio-based raw material through a complex value chain and attributes it through verifiable bookkeeping. Crucially, the resulting product offers identical performance to virgin material with no requalification required, helping customers accelerate their transition to more sustainable options without the need for additional time or carbon emissions from the construction and maintenance of a new parallel production stream.

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