sustainability

Dow Chemical Adds Sustainable Brand to Polyolefin Elastomer Lineup

Dow Chemical Co. has added the sustainable brand Engage Ren to its Engage series of polyolefin elastomers. Engage Ren is manufactured using plant-derived raw materials – such as waste cooking oil – and renewable energy. Since it uses only waste residues and by-products from alternative production processes, it consumes no extra resources and does not compete with the food chain....

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Asahi Kasei Develops System for Calculating Carbon Footprint of Synthetic Rubber, Elastomer Products

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) has developed a proprietary system for calculating the carbon footprint of products (CFP) in its synthetic rubber and elastomer lineups. The system is based in part on the group-wide management infrastructure that Asahi Kasei calls its Data Exploration and Exchange Pipeline (DEEP). Using this new system, Asahi Kasei has managed to visualize CFP for a range...

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Ube Group Sets New 2030 Environmental Targets, Including 50% Cut to Emissions

The Ube Group, which runs operations for synthetic rubber and more, recently announced that it has revised its environmental targets for fiscal 2030. New targets announced by the company here include a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to fiscal 2013 levels, as well as the metric of having at least 60 percent of consolidated net sales come...

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Zeon Transitions Four Production Sites to Getting 100% of Energy From Renewables

Zeon Corp. (TYO:4205) recently announced that it has had four of its domestic production bases – the Takaoka Plant, Himi Futagami Plant, Tsuruga Plant and Tokuyama Plant – switch their energy procurement over to 100 percent renewable energy as of April 1. Further, the company has agreed to the purchase of carbon-neutral LNG at its Takaoka Plant, as well as...

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Asahi Kasei to Produce Sustainable S-SBR Using Butadiene Derived From Plastic Waste

Asahi Kasei Corp. (TYO:3407) has formed an agreement with Singaporean-based Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte. Ltd. regarding the purchase of sustainable butadiene derived from plastic waste and biomass. By the end of fiscal 2021, Asahi Kasei intends to introduce this sustainable butadiene at its synthetic rubber plant in Singapore, as well as use this butadiene here to begin producing and marketing...

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Mitsui Chemicals, Prime Polymer Acquire Certification for Sustainable Products

Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (TYO:4183) and Prime Polymer Co. Ltd. have acquired ISCC Plus certification – an international certification system for sustainable products – for a number of products manufactured at their Osaka Works in Takaishi, Osaka Prefecture. The result of this is that from the second half of fiscal 2021, Mitsui Chemicals and Prime Polymer will use a mass balance...

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