Lanxess launches bio-based prepolymer line

Chemicals company Lanxess has developed a new range of MDI polyether prepolymers containing renewable, bio-based raw materials.

According to the company, Adiprene Green is suitable as a replacement for existing fossil-based polyether prepolymers in the manufacture of more durable polyurethane (PU) elastomers, while offering a reduced carbon footprint. Depending on the system, a reduction of CO2 between 20 to 30% is possible compared to fossil-based prepolymers, Lanxess said.

‘At Lanxess, we have a clear sustainability strategy,’ said Dr Markus Eckert, head of the Lanxess Urethane Systems business unit. ‘With the goal to be climate neutral until 2040, we are building on our established and successful commitment to climate protection. The first major projects have already been launched.’

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