January 17, 2023
Turkey
Sustainability

BASF’s Monomers division announces sustainability roadmap and expands portfolio of climate-friendly products

BASF’s Monomers division has announced an ambitious sustainability roadmap: It will expand its portfolio of products with a lower CO2 footprint and is committed to providing a circular option in every major product line by 2025. At the same time, the division will continue to prioritize technical optimization measures to cut CO2 emissions from operations.

Der BASF-Unternehmensbereich Monomers entwickelt nachhaltige Alternativen für jede große Produktlinie. Zum Beispiel Lupranat® ZERO, das erste biobasierte zertifizierte MDI auf dem Markt ohne CO2-Fußabdruck.

BASF Monomers division is developing sustainable alternatives in every major product line. For example, Lupranat® ZERO is made from biobased raw materials and is the first certified zero PCF MDI in the PU Market.

“As a commodity business at the heart of chemical production, we have the potential to significantly drive the sustainable transformation of both BASF and the various customer industries we serve,” said Dr. Ramkumar Dhruva, President, Monomers division at BASF. The Monomers division supplies key industries from food packaging, textiles, automotive or construction to wood binders and many others with base chemicals. The new divisional sustainability roadmap is an essential part of BASF’s journey towards climate neutrality and net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

“We understand sustainability as the decisive factor for future business success and are committed to providing our customers with the right solutions to help them reach their individual sustainability goals,” said Dhruva.

Net zero greenhouse gas emission targets demand a new level of carbon transparency. The product carbon footprint (PCF) is therefore becoming a differentiating factor, even for commoditized products. BASF’s Monomers division is pioneering a certified low-PCF option in all of its product lines by applying the company’s mass balance approach. Examples are Lupranat® ZERO, an MDI made from biobased raw materials that has a PCF of zero, and Ultramid® Ccycled™, an innovative material for the textile industry for which chemically recycled feedstock from end-of-life tires is used in production and attributed via a certified mass balance approach. The division has major sites and more than 200 products already RedCert2 or ISCC+ certified today. It aims to have additional sites certified in all regions by the end of 2023 and will continue to expand its portfolio of certified mass balanced products for its customers worldwide.

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Lukas Hanreich
Global Communications Monomers Division
Max Kron
Last Update January 17, 2023