Elastomer innovations with a focus on the circular-economy and sustainability...
Hanover, Germany – At Tire Technology Expo, Versalis is showcasing its latest R&D and elastomers portfolio innovations, with a focus on the circular-economy and sustainability.
Features include the group’s Revive range of products with different polymer bases – styrenics, elastomers and polyethylene – containing recycled raw materials.
Meeting the demands of the circular economy, these products are said to “give new life to polymer waste materials through recycling, to obtain new products for use in multiple quality applications.”
Versalis is also presenting its ISCC Plus certified Balance products, which are 'bio attributed (BA)' and 'bio-circular attributed (BCA)' when made from bio naphtha.
The offerings can also be 'circular attributed (CA)' if made from 'recycled oil' (r-Oil), the pyrolysis oil obtained from the chemical recycling process of mixed polymer waste materials.
BA, BCA and CA raw materials can be used in production processes together with conventional raw materials.
To attribute sustainable characteristics to the final product, Versalis has applied the ‘mass balance’ approach to match the sustainability characteristics of the alternative raw materials, mixed with traditional naphtha, with those of the final product.
According to Versalis, BA, BCA and CA products “guarantee identical performance, quality and properties, as they do not differ in chemical composition and physical-mechanical performance from standard products.”
Versalis has obtained ISCC Plus certification to produce monomers, intermediates, plastics and elastomers made from sustainable raw materials, from bio-naphtha and from chemical recycling, at all production sites, with the exception of its Crescentino plant, which has obtained ISCC EU certification.