Adhesive & Sealant Specialty Chemicals Company Awarded ISCC PLUS Sustainability Certification
Specialty chemical company Evonik’s site in Mobile, Alabama, has been awarded the ISCC PLUS sustainability certificate for its use of renewable acetone in the production of isophorone-based products. The accreditation of the site at Mobile allows Evonik to produce and market its renewable isophorone-based, VESTA eCO series in the United States for the first time.
Using acetone made from renewable bio-circular materials derived from industrial waste, integrated with existing feedstocks, enables Evonik to provide the only renewable isophorone platform of isophorone, -diamine and -diisocyanate products on the market. By reducing its reliance on fossil-based acetone, Evonik is lowering the carbon footprint of its own production, while also supporting customers in the region to address their own sustainability, CO2 reduction and environmental regulation demands.
“This latest ISCC accreditation enables us to adopt large-scale production of our VESTA eCO series products in Mobile and provide our customers in the region with cost-effective and sustainable solutions,” said Christian Schmidt, head of Evonik Crosslinkers business line. “Providing our customers with reliable information on carbon footprints to give them a clear picture of their reduction options is another step on our sustainability journey to achieve climate neutrality in the industries we support.”
The ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification) is an independent third-party initiative and is considered the leading certification for sustainable, fully traceable, deforestation-free, and climate-friendly supply chains.
“From the renewable feedstocks and our production, to the consumers buying ISCC PLUS-certified products, we can keep track of each renewable molecule we use from the entire supply chain,” said John Duggan, head of Evonik Crosslinkers business line, Americas. “So even as we mix the different feedstocks, we are able to reduce our total carbon footprint, and the ultimate goal is to utilize 100% renewable feedstocks to lower the carbon footprint further.”