Mass balance: Accounting for Raw Materials
VESTOPLAST® is mainly used as a raw material for hot melt adhesives. With VESTOPLAST® eCO, a mix of bio-based and fossil-based resources are used. The move to reduce reliance on fossil-based resources is part of Evonik’s focus on sustainability. Resources need to be better used and changes must be made to tackle climate change.
ISCC PLUS SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFICATION
The VESTOPLAST® eCO portfolio is certified by the ISCC organization operate under the ISCC PLUS certification based on the mass balance approach. This certification ensures the exact and complete traceability of the sustainable materials used in our production plants and confirms that the used raw materials originate from sustainable sources. With the use of these sustainable raw materials, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced and fossil raw materials are saved.
The new VESTOPLAST® eCO aims to reduce the use of fossil resources and transition to bio-based feedstock, e.g. made from bio-waste like orange peels.
Main BENEFITS FOR YOUR HOT MELT Adhesives
- Identical physical properties as the traditional VESTOPLAST® portfolio
- Drop-in replacements in existing formulations
- Excellent adhesion on various substrates
- High thermostability, white color, no odor
- High performance with reduced carbon footprint
- Foaming ability
Main Application Fields
The portfolio of VESTOPLAST® eCO is mainly used as a raw material for hot melt adhesives that have application in several industries such as hygiene, automotive, packaging, and woodworking.