Mass balance chain of custody is designed to track the total amount of the content in scope through the production system and ensure an appropriate allocation of this content to the finished goods based on auditable bookkeeping. Property conservation principle is set to ensure that the total certified output does not exceed its original input and take into account the appropriate conversion losses and production/assembly ratios.
Arkema has achieved a major step forward in its innovative sustainable offer with the certification of a range of bio-attributed acrylic monomers using the mass balance approach. These monomers enable the company to start offering certified bio-attributed specialty acrylic additives and resins for a wide range of applications.
»In line with Arkema’s newly reinforced commitment to the Paris Agreement, we are working diligently to reduce our environmental footprint while developing innovative materials for a more sustainable world.«
The launch of this new range of bio-attributed acrylic monomers and specialty acrylic additives and resins by Arkema SA, Colombes Cedex/France, mass-balance certified under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification-Plus (ISCC+) framework, is a key milestone in the transition to a more renewable and lower carbon economy. The replacement of fossil feedstock by bio/bio-circular feedstock will support the company’s customers in achieving their climate plan goals by reducing their scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions.
Arkema’s use of the mass balance approach in the manufacture of bio-attributed solutions complements the bio-based segregated polymers, resins and additives that it is already offering. Arkema plants that have been newly certified are based in Carling/France for acrylic monomers, in Genay/France for specialty acrylic additives and in Zwickau/Germany for specialty acrylic resins.
In further development phases, the production of certified bio-attributed acrylic materials will extend in Europe and other regions. This promises great potential for customers and partners to develop next-generation sustainable market solutions.