Evonik’s Visiomer Terra methacrylate monomers has received certification from Din Certco ―the certification body of TÜV Rheinland Group―for 50-85% biobased content, earning the right to carry the label “Certified Biobased Product.” Din Certco certifies products using the C14 radiocarbon method according to the ASTM D 6866:2021 protocol rather than simply calculating the bio-content.
The monomers contain up to 85 percent bio-content. As some of the most versatile and efficient building blocks of macromolecular chemistry, they are used in a broad range of industries and applications, including adhesives, paints and coatings. Their development fits within the company’s striving to develop solutions for replacing hazardous or harmful substances, as well as to create lighter composites and achieve a smaller carbon footprint.
Expanding its portfolio of Visiomer Terra biobased monomers is part of Evonik’s long-term strategy to protect the environment and mitigate climate change without compromising performance.
Detailed LCSa are also available for these products, conducted in accordance with ISO 14040/14044. These not only provide insight into the various environmental impacts of Visiomer terra Specialty Methacrylates throughout their production, Evonik provides customers with data from these LCAs, supporting them in benchmarking their own products.
“At Evonik we strive to minimise the environmental footprint of our own product while maximising the handprint in the application. We are energised to develop products with superior sustainability benefits, so-called next-generation solutions, in close collaboration with all partners along the value chain,” said Alexander Kehl, head of the specialty methacrylates product line.
Evonik continues to expand the Visiomer Terra products portfolio. It currently includes biobased equivalents of well-known monomers as well as new structures from readily available, biobased feedstocks.