16. Feb 2023

Polycarbonate Resin Made from Biomass-derived BPA

Polycarbonate Resin Made from Biomass-derived BPA

Teijin Limited announced end of January that it has received an ISCC PLUS sustainable-product certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for biomass-derived bisphenol A (BPA) polycarbonate (PC) resin products produced in Japan.

Teijin is the first Japanese company to obtain ISCC PLUS certification for the PC resin products. The newly certified biomass PC resin products offer the same physical characteristics as resins made of conventional petroleum-derived BPA, allowing them to be used in commercial applications such as automotive headlamps and electronic components.

Beginning on January 30, Teijin, at the company's Matsuyama and Mihara production
sites in Japan, has started producing and marketing biomass PC resin products
containing BPA made from biomass naphtha that was tracked with the mass-balance
approach as well as the conventional PC resin products using petroleum-derived raw
materials. Under the mass-balance approach method, materials are verifiably tracked
through complex value chains, as in the case of biomass-derived raw materials being
mixed with petroleum-derived raw materials to create products.
With the start of the environmentally friendly PC resin products, Teijin has launched a
new product lineup called Circular Materials (CM) and the new biomass-derived PC resin
products are now promoted under the names Panlite® CM and Multilon® CM.

Demands to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout supply chains in order
to support carbon neutrality are rapidly increasing, creating needs for more
environmentally low-impact products. Going forward, Teijin will continue to expand its
lineup of environmentally friendly resin products and solutions that help to reduce GHG
emissions and other impacts throughout product lifecycles, thereby contributing to a
more sustainable world.


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