The new PVC portfolio is manufactured using renewable ethylene which is produced from certified second-generation biomass feedstock which does not compete with the food chain. This approach reduces the use of fossil feedstock conventionally used in the PVC production process, resulting in a CO2 emission reduction of more than 90%. In terms of product quality and material specifications, the bio-attributed PVC resins meet the exact same stringent performance criteria as conventionally produced PVC grades.
“The development of our new bio-attributed PVC portfolio is another demonstration of our strong commitment to sustainability in the Vinyls value chain”, comments Vynova President Stefan Sommer. “As part of that commitment, we are also an active member of VinylPlus®, the European PVC industry’s voluntary sustainable development programme, and will continue to support the sector-wide push towards a more sustainable PVC industry.”