Loparex, a manufacturer of release liners and engineered films headquartered in North Carolina, USA, has successfully obtained ISCC Plus certification for its manufacturing site in Forchheim, Germany.
The company already supplies a portfolio of FSC-certified, compostable, bio-based, and biodegradable liner options. It has now added a range of high-quality pouch film solutions made of bio-based polyethylene and polypropylene from ISCC compliant sources based on a mass balance approach.
“With our ISCC Plus compliant raw material sourcing, we are now moving beyond customer-focused sustainability goals to push upstream and enhance the plastics industry's efforts to achieve climate neutrality,” said Sonja Haug, Global Sustainability Manager at Loparex.
She added that going forward, the range will also be expanded with ISCC compliant circular PE and PP mass balance grades produced from chemically recycled plastic waste. As with bio-films, recycled PE and PP from mass balance can be used to produce silicone coated and uncoated, printed, and coloured films.
ISCC, the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification, is a leading global standard for sustainable supply chains aimed at establishing an international, practically viable, and transparent system for certifying biomass and bioenergy. ISCC certification covers the entire supply chain. Detailed audits ensure that all economic operators along the chain are in compliance with the appropriate standards.
ISCC Plus follows a mass balance approach designed for industries where sustainable and non-sustainable feedstocks are mixed in the value chain. The amounts and sustainability characteristics of materials are verified by book-keeping, with finished goods receiving certification based on the percentage of ISCC Compliant sustainable materials present in the overall manufacturing process.