Covestro has appointed Albis as the distributor for its new RE portfolio of REnewable attributed products. The products in the new portfolio consist of sustainable counterparts to Covestro’s well-established range of existing fossil-based resins, including Makrolon, Bayblend and Makroblend.
As an ISCC Plus certified company, Albis is one of the first distribution partners for the new portfolio on the market. The companies are longstanding partners and together have launched a number of highly innovative solutions, said Achim Gustorf, VP Head of Engineering Plastics Distribution EMEA at Covestro.
“We are convinced that together we will now open a new chapter with our brand new RE product series as part of our more sustainable portfolio marketed through ALBIS."
The offerings in Covestro’s new RE portfolio are produced using the biomass-balanced approach and powered by renewable energy. As a result, the new Makrolon RE, Bayblend RE and Makroblend RE have significantly lower carbon footprints than their fossil-based counterparts, reduce resource depletion and promote the use of alternative materials. According to a recent LCA, selected Makrolon RE products boast a zero carbon footprint, making these the world’s first climate-neutral polycarbonate.
The new materials have been designed as drop-in solutions to help plastics manufacturers and brand manufacturers worldwide meet their sustainability goals.
Their physical, mechanical, thermal, optical, weathering and processing properties are identical to those of conventional fossil-based resins. Importantly, the regulatory listings for the conventional products (e.g healthcare approvals, flammability ratings etc.) are also valid for the corresponding RE alternative.
Albis is one of the world's leading globally operating companies in the distribution of technical thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers. With 24 locations worldwide and 450 employees, the company, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is strongly represented in Europe with a growing presence in EMEA and the Asia Pacific.