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Sustainable Development of Fiber Bonding

Nonwovens are expected to provide increasingly high performance while saving costs and energy in processing and use. Producers and consumers are looking for safe and health-compatible products.

We at BASF are well aware of the key issues for nonwoven applications. For us, sustainability is more than just a trend - it is a development process. We strive to achieve a balance between the three dimensions of sustainable development: economy, environment and society.

By using our standardized Sustainable Solution Steering Method, we assess the sustainability contribution of each of our products and systematically steer our portfolio towards more efficient solutions. No matter which aspect is important to you, with our products you can benefit from first-mover advantage.

Low-emissions

We develop formulation additives and binders with minimized volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This improves occupational safety and enables health-compatible nonwovens.

Low system costs

We contribute to reducing your system costs without impact on performance, for example through lower drying temperatures or more efficient binders for various fiber types.

Biobased raw materials

BASF’s mass balance approach allows you to derive our products from renewable feedstock. This way you can save fossil resources and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Eco-efficiency

To track products from cradle to grave you can use our eco-efficiency analysis. The purpose of this tool is to harmonize economy and ecology. This helps you to optimize your portfolio.

Choose Your Best Solution

Our mission is to support you with the right solution according to your specific needs. That is why we introduced a new classification for our binders which provides an orientation with regard to the performance and sustainability properties of our products.

The sustainability criteria of PURE is mandatory for all products marked with PLUS and POWER. All classified products have been evaluated with BASF’s Sustainable Solution Steering Method and provide a substantial contribution to sustainability in the specific application.

PURE

  • Differentiation through ecological progressiveness for more sustainable binder products which show low-emissions and are free of formaldehyde and APEO.

PLUS    

  • Binders providing additional functionalities and delivering greater value to our customers’ products. This helps our customers to save system costs in their value chain.

POWER

  • Binders providing superior performance compared to existing products and setting the market benchmark. Enables significantly higher value for our customers.