Composites with reduced carbon footprint

BASF says that its range of plastics and polyurethanes are now available with a reduced carbon footprint.

This includes its Ultramid A and B and Ultradur grades which are available reinforced with glass fiber, the company said.

These materials reportedly have product carbon footprint (PCF) reductions of at least 30% compared to similar standard products with the same chemical and physical properties. Some low PCF products, such as isocyanates, have a CO2 equivalent footprint close to zero.

“To shape a more sustainable future with plastics together with our customers and partners, we need improvements at all stages of the plastics cycle,” said Jürgen Becky, senior vice president, BASF. “The sustainable production of plastics also helps to achieve this.”

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