With the launch of its new range of bio-attributed PVC, aims to provide customers with an alternative PVC that will both provide performance as well as help them to achieve their sustainability goals. The PVC, available for both rigid and flexible applications, meets the same criteria for quality and material specifications as its conventional fossil-based counterpart and can be processed on all existing equipment.
The new PVC portfolio is manufactured using renewable ethylene produced from certified second-generation biomass feedstock which does not compete with the food chain. This approach reduces the use of fossil feedstock conventionally used in the PVC production process, resulting in a CO2 emission reduction of more than 90%, according to a recent peer-reviewed SABIC internal LCA study and the PlasticsEurope eco-profile study on VCM and PVC 2015. The renewable ethylene is supplied to Vynova by SABIC from the company’s production facilities in Geleen, the Netherlands.
The new portfolio is another ‘demonstration of our strong commitment to sustainability in the Vinyls value chain’, said Vynova President Stefan Sommer.
Vynova is also a member of VinylPlus, the European PVC industry’s voluntary sustainable development programme, The new range of PVC resins will initially be manufactured at the Vynova sites in Beek (the Netherlands) and Mazingarbe (France) and may be used for applications in all market sectors.